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Edward VIII abdication crisis

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  • 152 Nombre de pages
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In 1936, the desire of King-Emperor Edward VIII to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American socialite, caused a constitutio... Lire la suite
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In 1936, the desire of King-Emperor Edward VIII to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American socialite, caused a constitutional crisis in the British Empire. The marriage was opposed by the King's governments in the United Kingdom and the autonomous Dominions of the Commonwealth. Religious, legal, political, and moral objections were raised. Mrs Simpson was perceived to be an unsuitable consort because of her two failed marriages, and it was widely assumed by the Establishment that she was driven by love of money or position rather than love for the King. Despite the opposition, Edward declared that he loved Mrs Simpson and intended to marry her whether the governments approved or not. The widespread unwillingness to accept Mrs Simpson as the King's consort, and the King's refusal to give her up, led to Edward's abdication on 11 December 1936. He remains the only British monarch to have voluntarily renounced the throne. He was succeeded by his brother Albert, who took the regnal name George VI. Edward was given the title His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor following his abdication, and he married Mrs Simpson the following year.

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Titre: Edward VIII abdication crisis
Sous-titre: King-Emperor, Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, Socialite, Constitutional crisis, United Kingdom, Dominion, Commonwealth of Nations, The Establishment, Abdication, George VI of the United Kingdom
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Code EAN: 9786130283612
ISBN: 978-613-0-28361-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 152
Poids: 243g
Taille: H220mm x B150mm x T9mm
Année: 2010