Edward VIII abdication crisis

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    After the death of his father, King George V, King Edward the VIII rules for less than a year, from January to December 1936 before abdicating his throne for his forbidden lover. On December 11, 1936, the King gives a radio broadcast, announcing his decision to abdicate his throne in order to avoid leading England into a constitutional crisis and leaves his brother the soon-to-be King George VI in his place. King Edward wishes to marry a two time divorcee, Wallis Simpson, and in doing so will lead his country into a constitutional crisis, requiring the government to resign. At this time, the Royal court generally keeps out divorcees and many people, both commoners and royals, do not believe Wallis will be suitable as Queen Consort. King Edward…

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    her power. She also exercised her power differently than any other male would do. During her reign her gender was an asset to her reign, which caused many differences between the policies she pursued, than any other male would pursue. Queen Elizabeth attained her power by going through many obstacle which she faced before her reign. If Queen Elizabeth was a male, the obstacles for attaining power would have been much different than the obstacles which she faced. Elizabeth II attained her power…

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    Heritage films refer to a period of films, initially European, that emerged in the 1980’s and 90’s. Though there is a long list of films that are classified as ‘heritage films’, this type of motion picture is not defined as a declared genre, but rather a list of characteristics declared by the movie industry that classify these films. This paper discusses the characteristics that define a ‘heritage film’, how Tom Hooper’s film The King’s Speech represents the characteristics of a ‘heritage…

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