British History 2:
From the French Revolution to World War II
Topic: "Majesties and Royal Highnesses"

by Laura Cenicola & Mareike Aumann

7.1) Quiz

  1. List all the titles Edward has had in his life.
  2. Did Edward support the Royal Army or did he oppose it? Why/why not?
  3. Did Edward's father, George V, approve of his son's relationship with Mrs. Wallis Simpson or didn't he? And how about the whole Royal family? Give reasons.
  4. Name the three options Stanley Baldwin gave King Edward VIII for his future plans with Mrs. Wallis Simpson. Which one did Edward choose and why?
  5. How did the British press try to influence the common people on their opinions towards Mrs. Wallis Simpson? What did they publish in the newspapers?
  6. Did Edward regret his decision to abdicate? Why do/don't you think so?