Definition of Edward viii
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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Edward Viii
Literary usage of Edward viii
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"Accordingly King Edward VIII, a smile on his lips, sailed along in his little ship in the capacity of 'salesman of the Empire,' but charged with a special ..."
2. Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopaedia of Universal Authorship by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon (1893)
"94. Jerrold, Douglas, i. 102 ; iii. 1. Jesse, Edward, viii. 216. Johnson, Samuel, i. 41 ; viii. 157. Jewsbury, Maria Jane. ii. 194 ; iii. 245. ..."