Edward VIII 1894-1972
Not many people could make
Winston Churchill cry, but
King Edward VIII managed to do it.
The reason for Winston's distress was
Edward's abdication. The reason for Edward's abdication was Edward's
love to double divorcee
Wallis Warfield Simpson.
WALLIS AND EDWARD
Edward's full name was Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick
David, which his mother, Queen Mary Of Teck, only called him
when she was not happy with her boy.
And that was very much the case on December
10, 1936, when Edward officially and irrevocably renounced the
throne for himself and his descendants.
For the British, that was a
Edward VIII was king of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British dominions
as well as emperor of India from January 20, 1936, until December 10, 1936.
On December 10, 1936,
Prime Minister Baldwin announced the news to the
On December 11, 1936, and via BBC radio
broadcast, Edward VIII gave his
After his abdication, Edward was Prince Edward, the Duke of Windsor.
On June 3, 1937, Edward and Wallis
Simpson married in France.
Edward's younger brother Prince Albert,
duke of York, became King George VI, who in turn became
Queen Elizabeth II.
Now... had Ms Simpson's nose been
shorter, the whole face of the earth...
See also the chart
Governments in History.