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    During the time of the abdication crisis, the Daily Mirror strongly supported Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson when others did not. Their abilities to display the normality of Edward VIII, put the reader in the shoes of Wallis Simpson, and present an image of a perfect family all appealed to the readers. Through these writings the English public was able to understand the abdication crisis for what it really was, an overreaction by the English hierarchy. When the abdication crisis broke out in October

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    King George VI

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    George VI’s life and the story of how he overcame his speech impediment. The King’s Speech, released in 2010, focuses on George VI’s sudden ascension to the throne after the “Abdication Crisis” involving his brother, David (who later becomes King Edward VIII), in addition to the speech therapist, Lionel Logue, who helped George VI work through a stammer that he had since he was a boy.** Some of the major scenes of the film* include: the conversation between Albert and David about the “Abdication Crisis

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    wallis simpson

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    they eventually could afford an apartment, and then a house, of their own, Wallis had a difficult childhood as she and her mother had always struggled to pay their way this led to Wallis needing constant financial security throughout her life whereas Edward lived... ... middle of paper ... ... George VI's firm view that the Duchess should not be given a royal title was shared by Queen Mary and George's wife, Queen Elizabeth. At first, the royal family did not accept the Duchess and would not receive

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    Edward was born in London, England on the 23 June 1894, His father was King George V and his mother was Queen Mary. Edward was known to those close to him as David. Edward never seemed interested in hierarchy, royalty or becoming king, many have said that all Edward wanted was to be normal, Edward embarked on an affair with Mrs. Freda Dudley ward in 1918, who was married with 2 young daughters, Edward fell “mad, passionately, abjectly in love with her”. He sometimes would write her three letters

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    American socialite Wallis Simpson, the “Woman”, king Edward VIII gave up his throne for, Why was Edward so attracted to Wallis, she was neither young nor beautiful, she was square-jawed and masculine, her voice was “scratchy”, so why did Edward abdicate the throne for her? was it “love” or obsession? Did Edward corner Wallis into getting married; did she feel obliged after what she put everyone through? Did Wallis cause this controversy alone or did Edward play a big part in the era later called the abdication

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    The Legacy of Queen of Elizabeth II

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    significant; she holds real and reserved powers for the entire Commonwealth. Queen Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926 in London. Queen Elizabeth’s father was the second son to King George V, so he was not expected to become King. Her uncle, King Edward VIII, did not necessarily care for the royal duties. He opted to announce his abdication and marry Wallis Simpson; the two lived their life in exile as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Green 11). By doing this, his younger brother, King George VI, took

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    being a royal without the pressures of being the heir apparent. She often took dancing and singing lessons. Her life took a major spin with the death of her grandfather, King George V. Her uncle became King Edward VIII, but he only ruled for about six months because he chose love over power. Edward appointed Elizabeth's father, Prince Albert, to become King. Soon the outbr...

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    had to wear leg braces, they didn't help his self esteem. All in all George was a very shy and hesitant young boy that suffered from a speech impediment. George was one of two children, his brother Edward was born on June 23, 1894, about a year before George. Because he was the first born son, Edward would be next in line to take the thrown. Therefore, George would have a slim chance of becoming King of England. He decided Spence 1 to dedicate his life to the royal navy. From 1909 to 1911 George

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    The King's Speech

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    at birth, was fourth in line to the throne. Due to the time period and the nature of aristocratic families, his parents were removed from his day to day upbringing. He suf... ... middle of paper ... ...im appear less imposing than his brother Edward. After his attempted a speech at Wembley Stadium, and persuasion by his wife, he met with several doctors to resolve his issue with speaking. At the time, the focus was simply on the abilities of the prince to speak well, but upon looking deeper,

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    The Kings Speech

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    The Kings Speech This film is one of the best films produced in 2010, its clever recollection of both a episode in history and a very personal story the two blend perfectly and create one of the best dramatizations of a historical event ever made. The feeling each and every actor put into the film is incredible and makes you feel like its the first time they have felt the effects of the events, rather than the act they play. The director does a tremendous job at creating an atmosphere that even

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