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Souvenir typescript of King Edward VIII's "Instrument of Abdication," signed "Edward, Duke of Windsor," one page, 5.5 x 8.75, in part: "I, Edward the Eighth…do hereby declare My irrevocable determination to renounce the Throne for Myself and for My descendants, and My desire that effect should be given to this Instrument of Abdication immediately. In token whereof I have hereunto set My hand this tenth day of December, nineteen hundred and thirty-six." In fine condition, with trimmed edges. Edward's intention to marry the divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson caused a British constitutional crisis. Rather than give up his wife-to-be, he decided to abdicate. A historic piece from Edward VIII, who famously chose love over the British throne.
King Edward VIII's Instrument of Abdication
King Edward VIII's "Instrument of Abdication"
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $870.00
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

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