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MI5 tapped phones of King Edward VIII and his brother amid abdication crisis, a new book claims

Edward VIII abdicates. His brother (subject of the movie and book "the king's speech", looks shocked

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"In the single year 1936 she became the most-talked-about, written-about, headlined and interest-compelling person in the world. In these respects no woman in history has ever equaled Mrs. Simpson, for no press or radio existed to spread the world news they made."

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Edward, Prince of Wales, relationship with Wallis Simpson further weakened his poor relationship with his father, King George V. Although his parents, King George V and Queen Mary met Simpson at Buckingham Palace in 1935, they later refused to receive her.

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Morning Coats

Many cite the signing of the treaty of Versailles in 1919 as the death knell of the frock coat, as Woodrow Wilson and David Lloyd-George rocked up in majestic morning coats. Description from I searched for this on

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Edward Albert Christan George Andrew Patrick David, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor.

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King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Prince of Wales UK & wife Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) (1896-1986) USA, Duke & Duchess of Windsor.

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Edward VIII (King of Great Britain, later Duke of Windsor, 1894-1972) Portrait photograph by Hugh Cecil. I think he looks a little like David Bowie.

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Edward VIII (1894-1972) - Accession to the thone on January 20th, 1936 following the death of his father King George V. Reign 1/20/1936-12/11/1936

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