December 11 1936 – King Edward VIII Steps Down from the Throne of England

December 11 1936 – King Edward VIII Steps Down from the Throne of England5 (100%) 1 vote *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In a story that will be regarded as one of the most romantic in history, King Edward VIII chose love over power on December 11, 1936. After several months facing the scrutiny of the English public and anger from all corners of the political arena, the monarch gave the crown to his brother so he could marry Wallis Simpson and spend the rest of his life with her. Then-prince Edward met Simpson at a party in the country home of Viscountess Thelma Furness in January 1931. Though married to […]