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Proclamation by the Town Clerk of Newark of the accession to the throne of King Edward VIII

For a full report of this event, see the Newark Advertiser, Jan 1936 p 10, column 1(Available at Newark Library). Edward VIII, eldest son of George V and Mary of Teck, was born June 23, 1894. He wished to marry an American divorcee, Wallis Simpson, and so abdicated the throne after reigning a scant eleven months. He was granted the title The Duke of Windsor, and lived in exile in Paris until he di…