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  1. The Gybson Boy

    Edward VIII becomes king in 1902

    Let's say that in 1900 Prince George, Duke of York ends up dying due to influenza at the age of 35, so when King Edward VII ascends the throne in 1901 his heir is his 6 year old grandson, Edward. So King Edward VII dies at the age of 55 on June 25, 1902 during his appendicitis surgery, leaving...
  2. Texas Bulldog

    King Dave
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    "After I am dead, the boy will ruin himself in twelve months." -George V of the United Kingdom Excerpt from Edward (2019), Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born on June 23rd 1894. He was the son of the Duke of York, and grandson of the Prince of...
  3. Onedotman

    Edward VIII refuses to abdicate

    This seems quite of an unlikely scenario, since Edward was well aware that his marriage with Wallis Simpson wouldn't be accepted by the Church of England and a constitutional crisis would happen if he stays on the throne. But let's say for some reason Edward stubbornly remained as King. What...
  4. LadyPerfidia

    If Olga Nikolaevna married Edward VIII in 1913?

    I am thinking about making alternate history where Tsar Nicholas II's children are granted asylum in Britain which was influenced by Olga marrying Prince Edward of Wales prior to WWI (specifically between November 1913 to April 1914). Would her being married to him, make Geroge V more pressed on...
  5. WI: French Windsors

    What if Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson had children? The only roadblock in this scenario is that upon getting married on June 3rd 1937 Edward was 42 while Wallis was 40. Not exactly the best age to be considering pregnancy. To maximise gains we will assume that the couple have twins (boy and...
  6. WI: Who Succeeds Edward VIII in a Vichy UK

    Edward VIII was married to Wallis Simpson for 35 years but they had no children. In a tl where Britain loses WWII and George VI and other anti-German royals either escape or are executed, who will succeed a restored puppet Edward when he dies in 1972? Depending on succession laws, I believe the...
  7. Nicholas II daughters British Queen after failed revolution

    If Nicholas II stayed in power until after WW I ? Pls assume it Could his daughters Marry Edward VIII or Geroge VI and become British Queen ? Will George V and British royals ignore haemophilia and bad PR in UK of autocrat Nicholas? Even if children born Can this marriage stop Wallis Simpson...
  8. ordinarylittleme

    WI: Edward VIII was permitted to marry and crown Wallis Simpson

    Let's say he is permitted to marry her as her ex-husbands are both dead. The reason he couldn't OTL is because both were still alive, so I'm assuming a twice-over widow is fine. She becomes his queen, and he stays king. What changes?
  9. Everdarklegion

    King Edward VII Refuses to abducate

    I just finished reading a biography of King Edward VIII, and it made me wonder what if Edward insisted on marrying Wallis Simpson and refused to abdicate in 1936. A popular theory is that Parliament would have shut down, due to mass resignations, and the Empire would have split into its...
  10. WI: George V had lived until 1946

    Basically, what if George V (somehow, I know he wasn't the healthiest of men) lived a decade longer until 1946?
  11. Dan1988

    Alternate wives for Edward VIII?

    So, I'm currently in the research stage of a TL project I'm working on for the interwar period, with multiple PODs scattered around the place, and one of them hinges on one person in particular - Edward VIII. Now, most of us are familiar with his saga with Wallis Simpson and how his intent on...
  12. Names of British monarchs

    Not discussing how alternate successions to the crown could have gone; rather, what other names the monarchs that did reign could have taken. A King of Queen can take either their first name, or a middle name. The current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, uses her first name (Elizabeth Alexandra...
  13. AHC: Whatever Rudolf Hess was Attempting to do Succeeds

    Was Hess truly a crazy person, or at least duped into taking his flight by Allied intelligence? Or was he part of a secret plan that genuinely did involve members of the British government, who simply dropped the ball? Perhaps their really was a group waiting for him in the Dungavel house, but...
  14. FalconHonour

    WI: Grand Duchess Olga had married Edward VIII?

    I am currently reading a biography of Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra of Russia, and the author makes a passing comment that, in summer 1914, there was talk of their eldest daughter Olga marrying the future Edward VIII. It was nothing serious, but what if it had actually happened? What would...
  15. Gukpard

    WI Wallis Simpson dies before meeting Edward VIII, and E8 has children.

    Edward VIII is the king of "What it could be", because he quit in less than a year. He resigned to marry a american divorcee, Wallis Simpson, and never had children, thus allowing George VI to be coronated and his daughter Elizabeth was crowned, and she still is the Queen of the United Kingdom...
  16. The Lethargic Lett

    Reaction of the Dominions if King Edward VIII marries Wallis Simpson?

    In 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated after less than a year as King of the British Empire, so that he could marry American double divorcee, Wallis Simpson. His brother, Prince Albert would be crowned King George VI and would go on to admirably lead the United Kingdom during the Second World War...
  17. fluttersky

    WI: Edward VIII abdicates the British throne in 1936, but *doesn't* abdicate as King of Canada?

    Just something I thought of. It looks like the Canadian throne has been separate from the British throne since 1931, and the Canadian government was fairly independent of the British government at that time (although Canada didn't gain complete independence until 1982). So, what if, when Edward...
  18. WI: King Edward joined Nazi Party in 1937?

    What if King Edward VIII, during his visit to Germany in 1937 after abdicating the throne to his brother George, not only was extended (and accepted) a full fledged membership in the Nazi Party, but also joined the government? What position could he have plausibly held?(Deputy Ambassador to the...
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