On This Day: King Edward VIII Abdicated to Marry a Divorcee

Dec 11, 2008 | Posted by: findingDulcinea_KED | Full story: www.findingdulcinea.com

On Dec. 11, 1936, King Edward VIII gave up the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American.

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Janet

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Scandalous!
Rich

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What a crazy love story this was. Giving up the fame and fortune of a royal life for the love of a woman.
Dreamy.
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This is the most romantic love story I ever heard. The Nazi part, the spy part and the cheating are adorable.
paul shykora arts

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...GOD SAVE the QUEEN...
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This story is both inspirational and fascinating on many levels. But what kind of a name for a woman is Wallis?
Eric

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She must've been an absolute catch...
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Darren wrote:
But what kind of a name for a woman is Wallis?
One of those WASPy last-name-as-first-name deals.
Giving up the throne for love: priceless. Collusion with the Nazis: deplorable. For everything else, there's Mastercard.
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how complex and interesting. i'd like to read a biography on this guy and gal.
paul shykora arts

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Dec 12, 2008
 
polly wrote:
how complex and interesting. i'd like to read a biography on this guy and gal.
....Is' did ...time travel.... and such.....eh.
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Dec 11, 2009
 
Wallis Simpson was a truly awful person who came along at the right time and tilted the course of history. What would have happened to England at the outset of WWll if this great admirer of Hitler had been king?
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Dec 11, 2013
 
lol
kianna

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i think he made the wrong decision. the women he married had married before and that didn't end well so giving up his spot as king to marry a women that hasn't had a good relationship is a dumb idea
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Dec 11, 2013
 
Cool to know, but useless
KARP

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I think it was kinda dumb to do because there are many other woman to love but at the same time its sweet
Jesus

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Awesome bro's!
Jonathan

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Dec 11, 2013
 
I think it was sweet to do but im not sure about giving up a throne for this.
spartan 300

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Dec 11, 2013
 
why would someone stop being king to go out that
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Dec 11, 2013
 
lololol
PewDiePie

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Dec 11, 2013
 
tehe
I like FRIED CHICKEN

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Dec 11, 2013
 
why would YOU give up the THRONE for that thing it looks like A HE/SHE

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