The Crown in Crisis

This seismic event has been written about before but never with the ticking-clock suspense and pace of the thriller that it undoubtedly was for all of its participants.

Author: Alexander Larman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474612593

Category: History

Page: 352

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In December 1936, Britain faced a constitutional crisis that was the gravest threat to the institution of the monarchy since the execution of Charles I. The ruling monarch, Edward VIII, wished to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson and crown her as his Queen. His actions scandalised the establishment, who were desperate to avoid an international embarrassment at a time when war seemed imminent. That the King was rumoured to have Nazi sympathies only strengthened their determination that he should be forced off the throne, by any means necessary. An influential coalition formed against him, including the Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, his private secretary Alec Hardinge, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the editor of the Times. Betrayal and paranoia were everywhere, as MI5 bugged his telephone and his courtiers turned against him. Edward seemed fated to give up Wallis and remain a reluctant ruler, or to abdicate his throne. Yet he had his own supporters, too, including Winston Churchill, the Machiavellian newspaper proprietor Lord Beaverbrook and his brilliant adviser Walter Monckton. They offered him the chance to remain on the throne and keep Wallis. But was the price they asked too high? And what really lay behind the assassination attempt on Edward earlier that year? Using previously unpublished and rare archival material, and new interviews with those who knew Edward and Wallis, The Crown in Crisis is the conclusive exploration of how an unthinkable and unprecedented event tore the country apart, as its monarch prized his personal happiness above all else. This seismic event has been written about before but never with the ticking-clock suspense and pace of the thriller that it undoubtedly was for all of its participants. The Crown in Crisis is the definitive book about the events of 1936. Painstakingly researched, incisively written and entirely fresh in its approach, it will bring the events of that time to thrilling life, and in the process appeal to an entirely new audience.

Ruth Wolff s The Abdication

In 1979 , The Abdication received its United States premiere at the Eureka
Theatre of San Francisco . Wolff revised the script in 1983 , but the earlier version
is included in an anthology of plays compiled by Honor Moore , entitled The New
 ...

Author: Zoie Eva Lutz

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The Abdication of Edward VIII

In the Dominions steps were taken to pass complementary arising out of the
Abdication * . measures * All the Domin'ons , except the Irish Free State gave
their prompt assent to the Abdication Bill . Formal legislation may be necessary
later .

Author: J. Lincoln White

Publisher: London : G. Routledge & sons

ISBN: IND:32000007307517

Category: Great Britain

Page: 150

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The Abdication of the White Man

of a malignant disease , which will probaby be spoken of by future historians as
the distinctive feature of the present epoch . Also , it is the main theme of this
book ; and it raises the significant question whether the « abdication of the White
man ...

Author: T. E. W. Schumann

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B572857

Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 188

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Scenarios of Power From Alexander II to the abdication of Nicholas II

This two-volume study is an exploration of the role of symbolic representation in
elevating and perpetuating Russian monarchy from the reign of Peter the Great
until the abdication of Nicholas II. It approaches Russian monarchy as a symbolic
 ...

Author: Richard Wortman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691029474

Category: History

Page: 580

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V.1. From Peter the Great to the death of Nicholas I.

The Abdication of Philosophy The Abdication of Man

This definition makes it clear that the abdication of philosophy can occur in a
positive and a negative form. A striking example of the former would be the
totalitarian character of Hegel's imposing philosophical edifice. A striking
example of the ...

Author: G.A. Rauche

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401508957

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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We live in a time of functionalism, operationalism and technologism with all its levelling, depersonalising and dehumanising effects. In such an age, the question arises of philosophy as critical, reflective theory about the world, man's position and purpose in the world and the relationship between philosophy and man as a free individual. This book makes an attempt to give an answer to this question. It has been written from great concern as to the future destiny of mankind, in the light of various contemporary attempts at the abolition of philosophy and at merging it in practice, as this practice is seen by the respective thinker or school of thought. This work may be seen as representing an answer to such attempts, as they are made, for instance, by the advocates of linguistic analysis or by representatives of the so-called Frankfurt School respectively. By an analysis of Western thought in general with emphasis on the present, the author of this book seeks to show that the abdication of philosophy as critical, reflective theory leads to the abdication of man as a critical, reflective individual, one that is free to dissent and to say No to the system. Man is perverted and alienated from his true nature. He is forced to conform and to lead an "unauthentic existence" within the system.

The London Quarterly Review

The Abdication . 415 uttered than M. Girardin hurried to the Palais Royal to
announce the ab : lication . But it was vain : the tumult of the fight made a hearing
impossible . Meanwhile the Princes in person announced the abdication
throughout ...

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The Abdication

As well argued as it is intricately arcane, indeed dense with learning and lore, this book is both experimental and assured, a comedy of high seriousness and gospel of the flesh that our winded civilization has needed for 2,000 years.

Author: Rainer J. Hanshe

Publisher:

ISBN: 0983697221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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," . . (A) visionary novel of dangerous ideas, a theological thriller concerned with the absence of God and the question posed by the phrase: Dionysus versus the Crucified. As well argued as it is intricately arcane, indeed dense with learning and lore, this book is both experimental and assured, a comedy of high seriousness and gospel of the flesh that our winded civilization has needed for 2,000 years."NStuart Kendall, author of "Georges Bataille."

Fasti Romani the Civil and Literary Chronology of Rome and Constantinopole from the Death of Augustus to the Death of Justin 2 by Henry Fynes Clinton

The abdication is placed by Eusebius H. E. VIII . 13 in the second year of the
persecution : OŰTW tñs totão de kivýGews deúrepov ČTOS TETAŃpwro . But in
Mart . Pal . c . 3 having mentioned the end of the second year of the persecution ...

Author: Henry Fynes Clinton

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ISBN: IBNR:CR102005932

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The Quarterly Review

M. Lamartine describes with considerable detail the spirit and energy with which
the gallant veteran Marshal Bugeaud endeavoured to persuade and encourage
the King against the abdication ; but all these fine scenes are mere inventions ...

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The Quarterly Review

In this cohue , which too well typified the irresistible tumult that was accumulating
out of doors , the King signed his abdication as the only chance of preserving
even a shred of the monarchy , or , what was at that moment more urgent , of ...

Author: William Gifford

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ISBN: UIUC:30112118707212

Category: English literature

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The Abdication

The town of Unity sits perched on the edge of a yawning ravine where, long ago, a charisma of angels provided spiritual succour to a fledgeling human race.

Author: Justin Newland

Publisher: Matador

ISBN: 1800463952

Category:

Page: 328

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The town of Unity sits perched on the edge of a yawning ravine where, long ago, a charisma of angels provided spiritual succour to a fledgeling human race. Then mankind was granted the gift of free will and had to find its own way, albeit with the guidance of the angels.

The Abdication of King Edward VIII

"[Lord Beaverbrook], powerful press lord and confidant of Edward VIII, believed that a monarch deserved the same private rights as his humblest subject.

Author: Max Aitken Baron Beaverbrook

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033711396

Category: Great Britain

Page: 122

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"[Lord Beaverbrook], powerful press lord and confidant of Edward VIII, believed that a monarch deserved the same private rights as his humblest subject. While filling the role of a trusted foul-weather friend, he was also compiling a diary of events. From this evolved a full narrative, completed in 1958 but laid aside. Unknown to his closest associates, the manuscript was found among personal papers after his death." -- Taken from dust jacket.

The Romances of Alexandre Dumas

AFTER THE ABDICATION . For those of our readers who like to see the
completion of everything and the philosophy of each event , we conclude to write
the present chapter , which perbaps impedes somewhat the progress of our
action , but ...

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:097126619

Category: France

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The Page of the Duke of Savoy

AFTER THE ABDICATION . For those of our readers who like to see the
completion of everything and the philosophy of each event , we conclude to write
the present chapter , which perhaps impedes somewhat the progress of our
action , but ...

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher: London : J.M. Dent & Company ; Boston : Little, Brown

ISBN: HARVARD:HXDFTR

Category: France

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The parliamentary remembrancer conducted by T Smith

If we should declare that the abdication of Ferdinand V . is null and void as to
Hungary , on account of the defect in the form of his abdication , but legal as
regards the hereditary provinces , we should come into a conflict with the
Pragmatic ...

Author: Joshua Toulmin Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555080567

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History of the French Revolution of 1848

PROPGSAL OF ABDICATION. 73 the throne and its counsels together, and that
there was only one word which corresponded to the urgency of the occasion, and
that word was “ABDICATION.” The king was in one of those momentary moods ...

Author: Alphonse de Lamartine

Publisher: London : Bell

ISBN: UOM:39015023260261

Category: France

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