1936 – Abdication Crisis: King Edward VIII encumbrance creates opportunity for the Irish Free State as the Dáil passes legislation removing the King from the Irish Constitution.

In 1936, a constitutional crisis in the British Empire arose when King Edward VIII proposed to marry Wallis Simpson, an American socialite who was divorced from her first husband and was pursuing a…

Source: 1936 – Abdication Crisis: King Edward VIII encumbrance creates opportunity for the Irish Free State as the Dáil passes legislation removing the King from the Irish Constitution.

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