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Wallis Simpson, The Woman Who Almost Brought Down The British Monarchy

Wallis Simpson, The Woman Who Almost Brought Down The British Monarchy

On December 10, 1936, the United Kingdom and the world were shocked by the news that King Edward VIII had announced his irrevocable decision to abdicate his throne. He was the first monarch to abdicate the crown in 800 years. His motive... love.

Love really can be love the most powerful motivator of all. Especially when it comes to renouncing your power! Edward VIII, known to his family as David, could not conceive of a life without his beloved Wallis and even decided to give up everything in order to be free to marry her. Vilified by the crown, the government and the media, Wallis was a divorcee who was considered a frivolous and overly ambitious woman.

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Wallis Simpson, The Woman Who Almost Brought Down The British Monarchy

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