Edward VIII and the Abdication Crisis: History Matters (Short Animated Documentary)
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This episode covers one of the greatest scandals to rock the British Royal Family: the 1936 Abdication Crisis of Edward VIII. He tried to marry Wallis Simpson, a divorcee and an America socialite who was deemed unfit to be Queen. Edward refused to give her up and a constitutional crisis brewed which culminated in Edward's abdication after a mere 10 months on the throne and the crowning of his younger brother, George VI, whose daughter, Elizabeth is the current monarch of the United Kingdom.
Recommended Reading/ Sources:
Edward VIII by Piers Brendon. The most readable account of Edward VIII's life and reign out there. Very cheap, too. Goes into great detail about Edward's close circle and family too which adds some nice depth.