The Crown In Crisis

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Author: Alexander Larman
Publisher: Hachette UK
Size: 52.26 MB
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Abdication by Alexander Larman, The Crown In Crisis Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Crown In Crisis books, In December 1936, Britain faced a constitutional crisis that was the gravest threat to the institution of the monarchy since the execution of Charles I. The ruling monarch, Edward VIII, wished to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson and crown her as his Queen. His actions scandalised the Establishment, who were desperate to avoid an international embarrassment at a time when war seemed imminent. An influential coalition formed against him, including the Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, his private secretary Alec Hardinge, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the editor of The Times. Edward seemed fated to give up Wallis and remain a reluctant ruler, or to abdicate his throne. Yet he had his own supporters, too, including Winston Churchill, the Machiavellian newspaper proprietor Lord Beaverbrook and his brilliant adviser Walter Monckton. They offered him the chance to remain on the throne and keep Wallis. But was the price they asked too high? Using previously unpublished and rare archival material, and new interviews with those who knew Edward and Wallis, The Crown in Crisis is the conclusive exploration of how an unthinkable and unprecedented event tore the country apart. This seismic event has been written about before but never with the ticking-clock suspense and pace of the thriller that it undoubtedly was for all of its participants. Painstakingly researched, incisively written and entirely fresh in its approach, The Crown in Crisis brings the events of that time to thrilling life, and in the process will appeal to an entirely new audience.

Mr Campion S Abdication

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Author: Mike Ripley
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Size: 12.70 MB
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Abdication by Mike Ripley, Mr Campion S Abdication Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mr Campion S Abdication books, ‘So where exactly did Albert Campion stand on the Abdication?’ ‘Behind the throne, slightly to the left?’ suggested Commander Charles Luke. Margery Allingham’s Mr Campion finds himself masquerading as technical advisor to a very suspicious but glamorous Italian film producer and her crew hunting for buried treasure that never was in the Suffolk village of Heronhoe near Pontisbright which used to host trysts between Edward VIII and Mrs Wallis Simpson. ‘When it came to the Abdication Crisis in ’36 those dirty week-ends in Heronhoe were quickly forgotten, except not by the Prince. The story goes – that when he married Mrs Simpson, in 1937 that would be, he actually sent a valuable thank you gift to Heronhoe. That was what became known as the Abdication Treasure although there’s no record of anything going to Heronhoe Hall, or of anybody ever receiving anything from the Duke of Windsor and nobody anywhere claims to have actually seen anything resembling treasure.’ ‘So how is Albert Campion involved? You said the treasure doesn’t exist.’ ‘It doesn’t,’ Lord Breeze said firmly, ‘and I have been instructed to tell you to tell Campion, that unless he wants to risk embarrassing Buckingham Palace, he’d better lay off. There’s no such thing as the Abdication Treasure, so there’s nothing to find and Campion had better make sure he doesn’t find it!’

Abdication

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Author: Juliet Nicolson
Publisher: A&C Black
Size: 22.25 MB
Category : Biographical fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Abdication by Juliet Nicolson, Abdication Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Abdication books, From critically acclaimed historian Juliet Nicolson, a novel of a King and country torn between private desire and public duty on the eve of the Second World War

The Abdication Of Philosophy

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Author: Eugene Freeman
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Size: 48.68 MB
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 328
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Abdication by Eugene Freeman, The Abdication Of Philosophy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Abdication Of Philosophy books, Essays in honor of Paul Arthur Schlipp.

The Reign And Abdication Of Edward Viii

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Author: Michael Bloch
Publisher: Hachette UK
Size: 10.21 MB
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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The Reign And Abdication Of Edward Viii

Abdication by Michael Bloch, The Reign And Abdication Of Edward Viii Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Reign And Abdication Of Edward Viii books, Michael Bloch gives a new twist to the oft-told story of King Edward's short reign.Drawing on a decade-long study of the King's personality, and on privileged access to his papers, he sees the King's abdication partly as the result of a plot to get rid of him by men who mistrusted his modernity and popular touch, but also explainable by the fact that he did not really want to be king or fight for his throne.

The Abdication Of The White Man

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Author: T. E. W. Schumann
Publisher:
Size: 13.86 MB
Category : Civilization, Western
Languages : en
Pages : 188
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Abdication by T. E. W. Schumann, The Abdication Of The White Man Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Abdication Of The White Man books,

Der Eiserne Abschiedsbrief Oder Abdication Acte Eines Gepeinigten Und Gequ Lten Rezensenten Und Martyrers Der Wahrheit

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Author: Moritz Gottlieb Saphir
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Der Eiserne Abschiedsbrief Oder Abdication Acte Eines Gepeinigten Und Gequ Lten Rezensenten Und Martyrers Der Wahrheit

Abdication by Moritz Gottlieb Saphir, Der Eiserne Abschiedsbrief Oder Abdication Acte Eines Gepeinigten Und Gequ Lten Rezensenten Und Martyrers Der Wahrheit Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Der Eiserne Abschiedsbrief Oder Abdication Acte Eines Gepeinigten Und Gequ Lten Rezensenten Und Martyrers Der Wahrheit books,

Abdication

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Author: Brian Inglis
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Size: 78.60 MB
Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages : 433
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Abdication by Brian Inglis, Abdication Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Abdication books, "Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 ? 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, and Emperor of India, from 20 January to 11 December 1936....Edward became king when his father died in early 1936. He showed impatience with court protocol, and politicians were concerned by his apparent disregard for established constitutional conventions. Only months into his reign, he caused a constitutional crisis by proposing marriage to the American socialite Wallis Simpson, who had divorced her first husband and was seeking a divorce from her second. The prime ministers of the United Kingdom and the Dominions opposed the marriage, arguing that the people would never accept a divorced woman with two living ex-husbands as queen. Additionally, such a marriage would have conflicted with Edward's status as head of the Church of England, which opposed the remarriage of divorced people if their former spouses were still alive. Edward knew that the government led by British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin would resign if the marriage went ahead, which could have dragged the king into a general election and would ruin his status as a politically neutral constitutional monarch. Choosing not to end his relationship with Simpson, Edward abdicated. He was succeeded by his younger brother Albert, who chose the regnal name George VI. With a reign of 326 days, Edward was one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British and Commonwealth history. He was never crowned."--Wikipedia.

The Empty Throne

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Author: Ivo H. Daalder
Publisher: Hachette UK
Size: 13.11 MB
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Abdication by Ivo H. Daalder, The Empty Throne Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Empty Throne books, American diplomacy is in shambles, but beneath the daily chaos is an erosion of the postwar order that is even more dangerous. America emerged from the catastrophe of World War II convinced that global engagement and leadership were essential to prevent another global conflict and further economic devastation. That choice was not inevitable, but its success proved monumental. It brought decades of great power peace, underpinned the rise in global prosperity, and defined what it meant to be an American in the eyes of the rest of the world for generations. It was an historic achievement. Now, America has abdicated this vital leadership role. The Empty Throne is an inside portrait of the greatest lurch in US foreign policy since the decision to retreat back into Fortress America after World War I. The whipsawing of US policy has upended all that America's postwar leadership created-strong security alliances, free and open markets, an unquestioned commitment to democracy and human rights. Impulsive, theatrical, ill-informed, backward-looking, bullying, and reckless are the qualities that the American president brings to the table, when he shows up at all. The world has had to absorb the spectacle of an America unmaking the world it made, and the consequences will be with us for years to come.

The Abdication Of Philosophy The Abdication Of Man

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Author: G.A. Rauche
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Size: 40.12 MB
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Abdication by G.A. Rauche, The Abdication Of Philosophy The Abdication Of Man Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Abdication Of Philosophy The Abdication Of Man books, We live in a time of functionalism, operationalism and technologism with all its levelling, depersonalising and dehumanising effects. In such an age, the question arises of philosophy as critical, reflective theory about the world, man's position and purpose in the world and the relationship between philosophy and man as a free individual. This book makes an attempt to give an answer to this question. It has been written from great concern as to the future destiny of mankind, in the light of various contemporary attempts at the abolition of philosophy and at merging it in practice, as this practice is seen by the respective thinker or school of thought. This work may be seen as representing an answer to such attempts, as they are made, for instance, by the advocates of linguistic analysis or by representatives of the so-called Frankfurt School respectively. By an analysis of Western thought in general with emphasis on the present, the author of this book seeks to show that the abdication of philosophy as critical, reflective theory leads to the abdication of man as a critical, reflective individual, one that is free to dissent and to say No to the system. Man is perverted and alienated from his true nature. He is forced to conform and to lead an "unauthentic existence" within the system.

L Abdication

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Author: Aquilino Morelle
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Languages : fr
Pages : 401
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Abdication by Aquilino Morelle, L Abdication Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download L Abdication books, "Après moi, il n'y aura plus de grand Président" avait prophétisé François Mitterrand. Peut-être en effet la prose du réel devait-elle succéder à la poésie des lendemains qui chantent. Mais l'abandon du romantisme révolutionnaire ne nous condamnait pas inexorablement à celui de la volonté politique. Comment en est-on arrivé là ? Pour la première fois, ce n'est pas François Hollande qui distille ses confidences ni un ministre démissionné ses commentaires ou un journaliste ses observations, mais un conseiller de premier plan, dont le bureau, "la chambre d'Eugénie", jouxtait celui du président de la République, qui nous fait voyager au coeur de la machine de l'Etat. Il ne se contente pas de raconter mille et une "choses vues", scènes et dialogues vécus. Il analyse, avec une profondeur historique éclairante, les tendances lourdes comme les traits de caractère qui ont conduit notre monarque républicain à l'abdication. Une abdication qu'il a annoncée aux Français le ler décembre 2016 mais dont on découvrira ici qu'il y avait consenti dès le premier jour de son mandat. A travers ce témoignage prennent vie non seulement un Président demeuré pour beaucoup "une énigme, entourée d'un mystère, cachée dans un secret", mais aussi les figures qui veulent refonder une politique progressiste dans notre pays : qu'ont dit et fait Manuel Valls, Arnaud Montebourg, Emmanuel Macron et les autres lors des grands rendez-vous du quinquennat qui s'achève ? Un livre politique de haute tenue.