Great Britain: The King Who Was

Blond, handsome and worldly, Edward VIII would have been a resplendent king in any age. In the darkling world of Depression England, he came to the British throne on Jan. 20, 1936 trailing a special kind of glory. World War I and service in France had given the winsome Edward a rare chance as Prince of Wales to mingle with all manner of his future subjects — and they with him. After the war, he traveled the world on a series of triumphal grand tours from Africa to India to the U.S....

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