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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Edward VIII Later known as Duke of Windsor. 1894-1972. King of Great Britain and Ireland (1936) who precipitated a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American divorcée. He abdicated, married (1937), and spent much of the rest of his life in France.

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  • n. King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)


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