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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

Secret Photos of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 24, 2020 12:46:48 AM

 

While the story of Edward VIII’s abdication and marriage to Wallis Simpson is well known, less is understood about their private lives. Until, that is, a number of the pair’s photo albums came to light. This intimate documentary reveals photos never previously seen by the public and ones that show a softer side to the famous and often derided pair.
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Topics: Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson

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