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Edward VIII, (1894-1972), King of Great Britain and Ireland, afterwards Duke of Windsor

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Alternative name(s):
  • Edward, Duke of Windsor (Also known as)
Surname: Edward VIII
Gender: Male
Date: 1894-1972
Title: King of Great Britain and Ireland, afterwards Duke of Windsor
History: Eldest son of King George V. Succeeded his father in Jan 1936, but abdicated the throne in Dec 1936. Made Duke of Windsor. Appointed governor of the Bahamas during the Second World War.
Biography: ODNB link for Edward, VIII (1894-1972) King of Great Britain and Ireland, afterwards Duke of Windsor
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P274927 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P139539 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for VIII Edward
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1873-1985: Foreign Office: Permanent Under-Secretary's Department: Registered and Unregistered Papers
The National Archives, Kew
1936: Privy Council Office: Instrument of Abdication
The National Archives, Kew
1950-64: corresp with Lord Beaverbrook
Parliamentary Archives
NRA 19284 Aitken
1911-13: letters, telegrams and Christmas cards from him and Prince George to EG Buxton
Norfolk Record Office
letters to Austen Chamberlain
University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections
NRA 12604 Chamberlain
1918-21: letters to Lord Curzon
British Library: Asian and African Studies
NRA 20536
1905-37: letters to Lady Desborough
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 38756 Grenfell
1913-23: letters to Lord Esher
Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
NRA 13626 Brett
1913-25: letters to Seton Gordon
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
1910-13: corresp with Lord Hardinge
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 3853
1919-38: corresp with David Lloyd George
Parliamentary Archives
NRA 15700
1920-53: letters to Lady Londonderry
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
NRA 19803 Stewart
1932-1961: corresp with Lord Monckton
Oxford University: Balliol College Historic Collections
NRA 20879 Monckton
c1914-20: corresp with Viscount Novar
National Library of Australia
NRA 22805 Munro-Ferguson
letters to Earl and Countess of Pembroke
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 22080 Herbert
1914: letter to Lieutenant Colonel Maxwell Earle DSO, Commanding Officer 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, rel to his disappointment at not being allowed to embark to France with the regiment, and optimism on the offensive on the front
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
See Annual Return 2016
1914: letter to Denzil George Fortescue, 6th Earl Fortescue (1893-1977) from Warley Barracks, Brentford, rel to his commission into the 1st Grenadier Guards, conditions at Warley, training, and hopes to embark for Belgium
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
See Annual Return 2016