The king is dead, long live the king!

The king is dead, long live the king!

edward

20 January 1936

At the death of his father George V, Edward ascended the throne as Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India. His reign lasted a few months, from 20 January  until 11 December 1936 , when he abdicated  to  marry American divorcee Wallis  Simpson

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