Why did Edward VIII have to abdicate in 1936?
He abdicated the throne to marry his love (who was a divorcee) as she was not a royal and British Parliament passed a resolution that no ordinary woman can be the Queen of England.
Edward and Wallis became The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, but were ostracised by his family who felt he had let them down and not done his duty. His views of appeasement on the rise of fascism in Germany and Italy and meeting with Adolf Hitler in 1937 led him to be given the role during World War II of Governor of the Bahamas out of the way of the war effort amid concerns of German plots to kidnap and use him. After the war ...more