King Edward VIII
Person Born 1894 Died 1972
Reigned January - 10 December 1936 when he abdicated in favour of marriage to Mrs Simpson, to the sound of Londoners singing "Hark the herald angels sing, Mrs Simpson's pinched our king". Also successfully introduced plus-fours to America. After the abdication he was given the title of Duke of Windsor. The Guardian published a much more unusual picture of Edward, as the Prince of Wales in 1920, surfing in Hawaii.