Edward VIII

Edward VIII
King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
Syn: ↑Edward, ↑Duke of Windsor
Instance Hypernyms: ↑King of England, ↑King of Great Britain
Member Holonyms: ↑Windsor, ↑House of Windsor

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(Duke of Windsor) 1894-1972, king of Great Britain 1936: abdicated (son of George V; brother of George VI).

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Edward VIII [Edward VIII]
(1894–1972) the eldest son of King ↑George V. He became the king of Great Britain and Ireland when his father died in January 1936, but never had the ↑crown officially placed on his head. He had fallen in love with Mrs Simpson, an American who was divorced, and it was not acceptable at that time that he should marry her and remain king. So in December 1936 he abdicated (= gave up his position as king) and his brother became King ↑George VI, giving Edward the title of Duke of ↑Windsor. Edward married Mrs Simpson in June 1937, and they lived in France for many years.
See also ↑abdication crisis

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