Definition of Duke of windsor
1. Noun. King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972).
Group relationships: House Of Windsor, Windsor
Generic synonyms: King Of England, King Of Great Britain
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Literary usage of Duke of windsor
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"1934. of Edinburgh. 1947. HRH the Prince of Wales, 1958. 1 Ui.ii. the Duke of Gloucester. HRH the Duke of Windsor. 1910. ... H RH the Duke of Windsor. 1927. ..."
2. The King of Saxony's Journey Through England and Scotland in the Year 1844 by Carl Gustav Carus (1846)
"... first the cavalry and then the infantry. Prince Albert was at the head of his regiment, and the Duke of - Windsor Castle, June 5th—Evening. ..."
3. Adventure Guide to Bermuda by Blair Howard (2004)
"The gardens, opened in 1920 by the Duke of Windsor, then the Prince of Wales, feature tropical flowers, shrubs and trees. Open daily from 8 am until 4 pm. ..."
4. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1854)
"The Duke of Windsor—and the Prince de St. Cloud ! A MOST DESIRABLE INVESTMENT.—The Investment of Sebastopol by the Allies. ..."
5. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1823)
"... we find him principal history of Elizabeth and her reign, challenger at tilt, together with Lord He was the son of Thomas, Duke of Windsor, Sir Philip ..."
6. The Dial edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1888)
"Tom, however, is soon abandoned for Lord Plowden Eton, son of the Duke of Windsor, and described as "replete with good old English prejudices. ..."
7. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"Since that time he has retained the confidence of successive Premiers. When the Duke of Windsor left the throne, Sir Horace had a great deal to do with the ..."