Edward VIII
King of the United Kingdom

Prince Edward (1920 portrait).jpg
King of the United Kingdom
Reign 20 January, 1936 - 28 May, 1972
Coronation 12 May 1937
Predecessor George V
Successor Elizabeth II
Spouse N/A
Full name
Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David
House Windsor
Father George V
Mother Mary of Teck
Born 23 June 1894
White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Died 28 May 1972 (aged 77)
Hillsborough Castle
Burial 5 June 1972
Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore, Windsor, Berkshire
Religion Anglicanism
Edward VIII Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom from 20 January 1936 until his death on 28 May 1972. The early part of King Edward's reign was rocked by fascism and the Second World War. In 1937, Oswald Mosley rose to power and two years later, Fascist Britain conquered Ireland. After the war, the British Dominions were declared republics (although Ireland remained in the United Kingdom), and the British Isles were under American occupation. In a live televised speech, Edward asked for himself to be punished and not the country and his popularity rose. The American occupiers refused to punish Edward, to prevent an uprising in the British Isles, but he was used to prosecute Mosley. The rest of the King's reign was marked the Cold War. Britain was reformed into a federation and became economically successful. Irish Nationalist fought a 30 year guerrilla war for Irish independence but later failed. Edward died in 1972, and millions attended his funeral.

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