Edward VIII The Uncrowned King - Penguin Monarchs. The House of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha and Windsor

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The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback

'After my death', George V said of his eldest son and heir, 'the boy will ruin himself in 12 months'. From the death of his father in 1936 to the constitutional crisis provoked by his proposal to the then-married American socialite Wallis Simpson and his subsequent abdication, Edward VIII reigned for less than year. In choosing the woman he loved over his royal birthright, Edward fulfilled his father's prophecy and instigated the monarchy's most significant upheaval of the twentieth century. Retitled 'Duke of Windsor' and essentially exiled, Edward has remained a controversial figure ever since. Through his correspondence with, amongst other confidants, Winston Churchill, Piers Brendon traces Edward's tumultuous life in this superb, pacey biography.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141987354
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 941.084092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 127
Weight: 98g
Height: 174mm
Width: 104mm
Spine width: 10mm