Henry V Speeches & Audio

Edward VIII Announces His Abdication

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Edward VIII Announces His Abdication

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On December 11, 1936, Edward VIII, king of Great Britain and Ireland, broadcasts his decision to renounce his throne. Because he insisted on marrying the twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson, Edward had no choice but to abdicate.

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