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Edward, the Uncrowned King John Waddington-Feather

Edward, the Uncrowned King

John Waddington-Feather

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The decade of the 1930s was a momentous one in European history, and especially in the history of Britain. Nazism had taken over Germany and Fascism Italy and Spain. The British variant of these evil creeds was Mosleyism, which had a strong followingMoreThe decade of the 1930s was a momentous one in European history, and especially in the history of Britain. Nazism had taken over Germany and Fascism Italy and Spain. The British variant of these evil creeds was Mosleyism, which had a strong following throughout Britain. America, too, had its adherents to Nazism and followers of Hitler, including Mrs Simpson, the Prince of Wales’ mistress who became his wife.Most serious of all in Britain was the Edward, the Prince of Wales, obsession with Nazism and adulation of Hitler. Edward had posed a real headache for the Royal Family throughout his life as a playboy prince running around with the fast set in London and picking up one mistress after another. His parents, King George V and Queen Mary, had been appalled at his behaviour and lack of responsibility for years- and as war clouds loomed nearer in the 1930s the Prime Ministers of the time were also very critical of Edward’s behaviour- especially his involvement with the Nazis and the German Ambassador in Britain, Von Ribbentrop.My play is an attempt to cover the events of this period and to show how Britain may have had a Nazi King on the throne married to a twice divorced Queen had Edward been crowned. It seems the Archbishop of Canterbury, Cosmo Lang, saved the day and provided the means for Edward to abdicate and hand over the throne to his much more stable and responsible younger brother who becameGeorge VI, the wartime King.