Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Long to reign over us

The present Queen of Egland has been on the throne since 1952. However, her predecessors did not fare as well. These are just cheap pieces of coronation memorabilia from their reigns that we have found at Pam’s father’s house.

IMG_4152a Edward VIII  only reigned from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year. He’d caused a constitutional crisis by proposing marriage to the American divorcée Wallis Simpson.

After his abdication, he was took the title Duke of Windsor
IMG_4154a George V  reigned from 6 May 1910  until his death in 1936 a mere 26 years.

George was the first British monarch of the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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