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The King Who Threw Away His Crown

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 24, 2020 12:49:17 AM


On this day (10th December) 1936, Edward VIII gave up his throne. After the state refused to allow him to marry the twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson, he chose love over duty and became the first King to do so since the Roman Catholic James II fled the realm in 1688.

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Topics: Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson, Abdication