Edward VIII of the United Kingdom

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Edward VIII, as Prince of Wales

Edward VIII (June 23, 1894 – May 28, 1972) was the son of George V and Queen Alexandra. He was king of the United Kingdom from January to December 1936, before abdicating to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American divorcee. He spent most of his life in France following his abdication.

Sourced quotes

  • "These works brought all these people here. Something should be done to get them at work again."[1]
Simple: These works brought all these people here. Something should be done to get them working again.
About the quote: Spoken at an abandoned colliery, November 19, 1936. This has often been quoted wrongly as "something must be done".
  • "At long last I am able to say a few words of my own...you must believe me when I tell you that I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love."[1]
Simple: At last I am able to say a few words of my own...you must believe me when I tell you that I would not have been able to carry the heavy stress of responsibility and to do my duties as King, as I would wish to do, without the help and support of the woman I love.
About the quote: Radio broadcast after his abdication, December 11, 1936.
  • "The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children."[2]
About the quote: In Look magazine, March 5, 1957.
Simple: The thing that strikes me most about America is the way parents give in to their children.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matthew, H. C. G., ‘Edward VIII [later Prince Edward, duke of Windsor] (1894–1972)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 accessed 21 Nov 2008
  2. "Edward VIII, afterwards Duke of Windsor" The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Ed. Elizabeth Knowles. Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Accessed on 21 November 2008

References

  • "Edward VIII, afterwards Duke of Windsor" The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Ed. Elizabeth Knowles. Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Accessed on 21 November 2008
  • Matthew, H. C. G., ‘Edward VIII [later Prince Edward, duke of Windsor] (1894–1972)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 accessed 21 Nov 2008

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