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The crown in crisis : countdown to the abdication

Author: Alexander Larman
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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A definitive account of the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936 draws on archival material and interviews with the king's closest friends to detail the role played by the king's opponents and supporters and the resulting scandal at a time when war was imminent.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Named Person: Edward Windsor, Duke of; Wallis Warfield Windsor, Duchess of; Edward Windsor, Duke of; Wallis Warfield Windsor, Duchess of
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Larman
ISBN: 9781250274847 1250274842
OCLC Number: 1228511317
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2020.
Description: xviii, 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Prologue --
The royal concubine --
'The most modernistic man in England' --
God save the King --
'Flatterers, sycophants and malice' --
'Power without responsibility' --
'The most serious crisis of my life' --
'Something must be done' --
'A clever means of escape' --
'Make Britain great again' --
'The best story since the Resurrection' --
'This is a bugger' --
'Wherever you go, I will follow you' --
Failing tragically --
'Pity and terror' --
'A far better thing I go to' --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Alexander Larman.

Abstract:

A definitive account of the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936 draws on archival material and interviews with the king's closest friends to detail the role played by the king's opponents and supporters and the resulting scandal at a time when war was imminent.

When King Edward VIII renounced his throne on December 10, 1936, the reason he gave was he could not fulfill his duties without the woman he loved by his side. Larman, informed by never-before-seen archival material, creates an hour-by-hour narrative that focuses on King Edward and Mrs. Simpson, but also looks closely at the roles played by those who stood against the king. He covers the assassination attempt on Edward's life and its consequences, and Edward's relationship with Nazi high command Ribbentrop. -- adapted from jacket

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