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1

What were 3 issues that set 'CH' aside from mainstream thinking?

India
Abdication
Rearmament

2

Which king abdicated and who did he marry?

Edward VIII - Wallis Simpson

3

What did Churchill view India as?

'Jewel in the crown'

4

In Churchill's view, what did British rule ensure within India?

economic and social progress

5

What did India want in 1920/30s?

self-governance and representation

6

What was Gandhi well known for?

contributed greatly to India's independence

7

When did Britain announce its intentions of allowing India to self-govern?

1935

8

When was the government of India act introduced and when did it take effect?

Act came in 1935 and took effect 1937

9

What did Churchill feel towards India's independence? From this - what did he see as his duty?

Bitterly opposed
launch personal crusade to defend Britain's interests

10

What isolated Churchill further in terms of India?

extreme public statements and support for racist organisations

11

What had King Edward been a keen supporter of?

the war effort - something that Churchill liked too

12

When did Stanley Baldwin tell the king he couldn't Wallis couldn't be queen?

November 1936

13

When did King Edward abdicate?

December 1936

14

What was the 'Kings Friend's group'?

support for monarch under loyalty