Duke of Windsor


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Duke of Windsor 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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In literature:

He was the Duke of Windsor, the great Unionist statesman.
"Alarms and Discursions" by G. K. Chesterton
The duke had two brothers, the elder of whom, Lord William, was the Ranger of Windsor Park, and survived to a great age.
"Beaux and Belles of England" by Mary Robinson
Edward of Windsor, Duke of Aquitaine.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
A paper preserved in the Windsor archives gives a touching account of the Duke's last hours.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
The Duke of York escorted his sister to Windsor.
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
The day before yesterday the Duke of Newcastle went to Windsor and had an audience.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
It had been made from a painting at Windsor of one of the Dukes of Buckingham, and it made a perfect foil for Shirley's white.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives

In news:

In reality, it's a happening catered to central London's best-dressed dandies, who cycle through town doing their best Duke of Windsor impressions.
On the second day of a nine-day auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, a 17-year-old high-school senior bought a silver-plated plaque for $460 yesterday.
Before there was William and Kate or even Charles and Di, there was the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, who were the media sensation of their day.