Horse Brass: Edward VIII

Horse Brass: Edward VIII


Born in Richmond, Surrey, on June 23, 1894 to George V and May of Teck. Acceded the throne on January 20, 1936 and abdicated in December of the same year. He died in Paris, France on May 28, 1972 at the age of 77 and is buried in Windsor. Edward VIII is often referred to as “The King Who Never Was.” His father, George V, passed away at Sandringham, Norfolk, in January, 1936 with Edward next in line. But Edward was in love with the twice-divorced American Mrs. Wallis Simpson, whom he married in spite of resistance from the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Prime Minister. Opposition to the marriage was not over the fact that she was an American or that she was a commoner, but because she was a divorcee. Her family possessed old aristocratic connections, but since the King is “Supreme Governor” of the Church of England, marrying a divorcee would be unacceptable. He chose “the woman I love,” renouncing the throne for himself and his descendants by abdicating. He went into voluntary exile and moved to France where he married his bride at the French chateau of Conde in June 1937. His brother became King as George VI. Upon his death, Edwards body was returned to England. Upon the death of his wife, after considerable debate, her body was brought back to England where she was laid to rest by his side.


Horse Brass: Edward VIII

Made in England by ARMAC, Birmingham, England.
Individually hand-cast using the finest British brass.
Hand-filed and hand-polished after casting.
We are limited to our existing inventory as ARMAC is no longer producing horse brasses.

Edward VIII abdicated, making room for Elizabeth II to become Queen. He gave up the throne as he loved and married a divorced American.
ARMAC Brasswork has been creating quality brassware for more than 75 years. All of their brass is made with a pure first-run ingot brass mix rich in copper for superior colour and durability. Hand filed to remove any rough edges and hand polished to enhance the true beauty of fine quality brass.

Additional information

Weight.20 lbs
Dimensions3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in