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It was during the reign of Edward the Confessor that the spectacular Westminster Abbey was commissioned.
When Edward died his successor and brother-in-law Harrold would be crowned at the Abbey, but this infuriated his brother William who launched a victorious attack at the Battle of Hastings.
Her reign is marked politically by the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, intellectually by the feat of Sir Francis Drake and economically by Sir Walter Raleigh's introduction of tobacco to Britain which spurred a healthy trade partnership between the Americas and Britain.
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Edward IV - king of England, established the Yorkist dynasty
Edward VII - 20th century king of the United Kingdom, heir to Victoria
Edward VIII - 20th century king of the United Kingdom, abdicated
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  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Edward the Confessor was rex Anglorum on coins, rex Anglorum or Anglorum Basileus
The origin of the term prime minister and the question to whom it should originally be applied have long been issues of scholarly and political debate.
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  Edward VIII of the United Kingdom Summary
Edward VIII's mother, The Duchess of York (formerly Princess Victoria Mary of Teck), was the eldest daughter of The Duke of Teck and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge.
Edward's affair with the American divorcée led to such grave concern that the couple were followed by members of MI5, to examine in secret the nature of their relationship.
Edward duly signed an instrument of abdication at Fort Belvedere on December 10, 1936 in the presence of his three brothers, The Duke of York, The Duke of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent.
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  Edward VIII of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edward VIII was born on 23 June 1894 at White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey.
Edward VIII's mother, The Duchess of York (formerly Princess Victoria Mary of Teck), was the eldest daughter of The Duke of Teck and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge.
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 Talk:Edward VIII of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Now, when King Edward VIII seised to be King, he was known as the Duke of Windsor respectfully BUT was he still King Edward VIII as he too was the eighth King Edward to have graced the throne of England.
Had Edward VIII still held the title of King in some form after his abdication, it would have been difficult for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) in their new positions as they would be overshadowed by Edward.
Edward could not have held the titles of the heir apparant since they can only be held by the heir apparant - which he was not, after his abdication.
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 Edward VIII of the United Kingdom -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Windsor), later The Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972), was the second British monarch of the House of Windsor.
Edward's mother, The Duchess of York (formerly Princess Victoria Mary of Teck), was the eldest daughter of The Duke of Teck and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge.
Edward's affair with the American divorcée lead to such grave concern that the couple was followed by members of MI5, to examine in secret the nature of their relationship.
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Edward VIII, (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David), later His Royal Highness The Duke of Windsor (23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was the second British monarch of the House of Windsor.
He reigned as the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India for slightly less than a year, from his father's death on 20 January 1936 until his own abdication on 11 December 1936.
The decision to create Edward a duke also ensured he could not sit in the House of Commons, lest he have the idea to stand for election, nor could he, by convention, speak or vote in the House of Lords.
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 Edward VIII Biography (Royalty) — Infoplease.com
Edward VIII shocked the world in 1936 when he gave up his throne to marry an American divorcee, Wallis Simpson.
Edward apparently was unaware of Simpson's affair with car salesman Guy Trundle, which was revealed in secret government documents released in 2003.
United Kingdom: History, Geography, Government, and Culture - Information on United Kingdom — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.
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Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom reigned from 1837 to 1901.
King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom reigned from January to December 1937 before he abdicated the throne.
No other monarch of the Kingdom of Great Britain (1707-1800), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has ever abdicated, though abdications did occur on rare occasions in the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland prior to their merger in 1707.
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 United Kingdom information - Search.com
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to the United Kingdom or the UK) is a political union occupying part of the British Isles in northwestern Europe, comprised of the constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales on the island of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
At the April 2001 UK Census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
The Flag of the United Kingdom is the Union Flag (commonly, albeit incorrectly, known as the "Union Jack"), and is one of the most recognisable and well-known national flags in the world.
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The United Kingdom, often (inaccurately) referred to simply as 'Britain', is a constitutional monarchy and a unitary state, composed by the political union of four constituent parts: the three constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales on the island of Great Britain, and the province of Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
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The United Kingdom's high literacy rate (99%) is attributable to universal public education introduced for the primary level in 1870 and secondary level in 1900 (except in Scotland where it was introduced in 1696).
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But her uncle, King Edward of Wessex, occupied the town and received the submission of the Mercians, and in December of the same year, he deprived her "of all authority among the Mercians" and took her away to Wessex, where she seems to have spent the rest of her life in a nunnery.
Edward kept the title of 'Prince of Wales' for the crown, bestowing it upon his son Edward who was crowned in Caernarfon in 1301 aged 17 years.
Edward VI accepted Jane as his heir and on his death she was proclaimed Queen on July 10 and the Council of the Realm recognized her claim.
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 1936 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
His son Edward VIII succeedes him as King of the United Kingdom, King of Ireland and Emperor of India.
December 10-11 - Edward VIII of the United Kingdom abdicates
December 11 - Abdication of King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom leads to accession of King George VI of the United Kingdom.
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The future Edward VIII was born at Richmond Surrey the eldest son of Their Royal The Duke and Duchess of York.
The of York who later became King George V was the second son of Albert Edward Prince of Wales (the future Edward VII and eldest of Queen Victoria).
King Edward Viii was one in a million in that he never masked his weakness for human feelings by manipulating the people he he was king over.
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 Edward VII of the United Kingdom Summary
Edward's imprudence persisted during his exclusion from apprenticeship: he had to testify in the Mordaunt divorce case (1870); he was deeply involved in the Aylesford scandal (1876); and the Tranby Croft affair (1891) brought him to court again, this time as a witness to cheating at baccarat.
Edward VII (Albert Edward) (9 November 1841 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India.
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 Edward VII of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India.
Edward's life was dramatised in the 1975 British television series Edward the Seventh, also known as Edward the King or The Royal Victorians, and starring Charles Sturridge as the adolescent Edward, Timothy West as the adult Edward and Annette Crosbie as Queen Victoria.
Edward was also portrayed in The Duchess of Duke Street where he had a love affair with Louisa Trotter, however, the affair ended when Edward became King.
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The future Edward VIII was born at Richmond, Surrey, the eldest son of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of York.
The Duke of York, who later became King George V, was the second son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (the future Edward VII and eldest son of Queen Victoria).
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 United Kingdom: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a queen and a parliament that has two houses: the House of Lords, with 574 life peers, 92 hereditary peers, and 26 bishops; and the House of Commons, which has 651 popularly elected members.
Under Edward VI and Mary, the two extremes of religious fanaticism were reached, and it remained for Henry's daughter, Elizabeth I (1558–1603), to set up the Church of England on a moderate basis.
Devolution in the United Kingdom: statehood and citizenship in transition.
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