The Abdication of King Edward VIII

On December 11, 1936, Edward VIII’s abdication, removing himself as King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire as well as Emperor of India, was given effect by Act of Parliament: His Majesty’s Declaration of Abdication Act 1936. He had signed the instruments of abdication the day before at Fort Belvedere, a country house on Shrubs Hill in Windsor Great Park, in Surrey, England constructed in a Gothic Revival style in … Continue reading The Abdication of King Edward VIII

British Post Offices in Morocco #80 (1936)

Great Britain – Offices in Morocco #80 (1936)

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Morocco used a well-organized system of internal “Sharifien” mail, and all international mail was carried out by foreign postal systems under contract. This led to a large number of competing offices in the main towns (especially the ports) run by Germany, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The British Post Offices in Morocco, also known as the … Continue reading Great Britain – Offices in Morocco #80 (1936)