Edward VIII

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Edward VIII 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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Usage

In literature:

EDWARD VI., king of England (1547-1553), son of Henry VIII.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
In the vaults beneath rest the victim of Edward, Henry VI., Henry VIII., Jane Seymour and Charles I.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
Sir Edward Nevill was beheaded for high treason in 1538, his likeness to Henry VIII.
"Notes & Queries, No. 50. Saturday, October 12, 1850" by Various
THE REFORMATION OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL LAWS, as attempted in the Reigns of Henry VIII., King Edward VI., and Queen Elizabeth.
"Notes and Queries, Number 62, January 4, 1851" by Various
They continued to hold their position as franchises until the reign of Henry VIII., and under Edward III.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Their palace became a royal home during the reign of Henry VIII., and was at one time occupied by his children Edward, Mary and Elizabeth.
"Hertfordshire" by Herbert W Tompkins
Henry VIII again, like Edward I, is a masterful king.
"The Origins and Destiny of Imperial Britain" by J. A. Cramb
Architecturally it is of two periods: the round tower dating from the reign of Edward II., and the rest from that of Henry VIII.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
Coronation picture of Edward VIII.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
Henry VIII gave him several lucrative offices, which he retained under Edward VI.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
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In news:

King George V died and was succeeded by his son, Edward VIII, who then abdicated the throne to marry an American divorcee.
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