(An officer in the Royal Fusiliers)
In 1936, Britain's playboy King Edward VIII, thought by some to have far-right sympathies and a propensity for meddling in politics, abdicated in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. In the 'A Very British Civil War' (aka VBCW/BCW/ECW3) universe he refuses to give up the throne. By 1938, parliament is dissolved, torn apart by the resultant constitutional crisis. The King appoints Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists, as Prime Minister.