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Britain in 1936
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Posted by Chequer on 19/8/2020, 10:35:35, in reply to "Belgium
And indeed, in the event of abdication, it's entirely possible to bypass heirs who are closer in line to the throne. This has been stressed in the British case of 1936.
And indeed, had King Edward VIII of Great Britain suddenly died without any direct heirs, at any time after his accession in 1936, then the Duke of York would have automatically succeeded him on the throne: his status as the new king would not have had to be confirmed.
As a historian, I have never heard of this extraordinary claim. I should be grateful for reputable sources for this. I have asked other historians about this in the last 24 hours and they have all dismissed it as nonsense
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