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This paper discusses the 1936 abdication of King Edward VIII of England in the context of the religious, political, and social structure of the interwar period. After the fall of many European dynasties due to World War I, the British religious powers, government, and Royal Family sought to preserve their monarchy by removing Edward VIII, whose choice of spouse was seen as a threat to the royal line and political stability of Great Britain and its empire.

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