Edward VIII

[The Duke of Windsor]

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Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, and Emperor of India, from 20 January to 11 December 1936.

Before his accession to the throne, Edward was Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay. As a young man, he served in the ... more »

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  • I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.... I now quit altogeth...
    Edward VIII (1894-1972), British monarch, King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. abdication speech, broadcast Dec. 11, 1936.
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