GREAT BRITAIN: The Choice

See Cover The excitement, the strain, the uncertainty in Britain had reached such a pitch that it could not long continue. In a nation which sets such store by seemliness, the situation was too unseemly to last. What had begun as a simple and sentimental story of a Princess in love had now become a crisis that deeply involved institutions close to the heart of every Briton: the Crown and the Established Church.

In the beginning, almost everyone had seemed to be on the side of romance.

Young Margaret, for years the kingdom's...

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