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Tomorrow: December 11.
In 1936: Edward VIII abdicates, King Edward VIII of England abdicates
on 10 December and announced it to the public during a radio address
11/12, saying "I have found it impossible to carry on the heavy burden
of responsibility and to discharge the duties of King as I would wish
to do without the help and support of the woman I love." 12/12, after
Edward had already departed for Austria to stay with friends, his
brother, now King George VI, named him the duke of Windsor.
In 1936: George VI, King of Britain.
In 1906: Captain John Sinclair Secretary for Scotland,
Captain John Sinclair of Lyth MP - created Secretary [of State] for
Scotland, Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland and Privy Counsellor in
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's Liberal Government.
In 1698: Maurepas in Darien, Arrival of the Maurepas.
In 1688: Sack of Rosslyn Chapel, Shortly after the protestant William
of Orange had landed in England and displaced the Catholic James II, a
mob from Edinburgh and some of the villagers from Roslin entered and
damaged the Chapel. Their object was to destroy the furniture and
vestments, which were now regarded as Popish and idolatrous.
In 1688: Glorious Revolution, Catholic King James II of England and
VII of Scotland was driven from London by an almost-bloodless revolt;
succeeded by William and Mary.
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