The Windsors at war

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At the outbreak of WW2, the British monarchy was in a state of turmoil. The previous king, Edward VIII, had abdicated the throne, leaving his unprepared and terrified brother Bertie to become George VI. Meanwhile, as the now-Duke of Windsor awaited the decree that would allow him to marry his mistress Wallis Simpson, he took an increasing interest in the expansionist plans of the Führer of Germany. ‘The Windsors at War’ tells the story of the turbulent and seismic decade in between 1937 and 1947, including the bombing of Buckingham Palace in May 1940, the Duke of Windsor’s ill-advised visit to Germany in October 1937 and the death of the Duke of Kent in a plane crash in August 1942.

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‘This riotous and engaging biography has it all’
GUARDIAN

‘As much fun to read as a good political thriller’
WALL STREET JOURNAL

At the outbreak of war, the British monarchy was in turmoil. Edward VIII had abdicated, leaving his brother Bertie to take on a role he never expected: King George VI. Meanwhile, as Edward awaited the decree that would allow him to marry his mistress, Wallis Simpson, he took an increasing interest in Hitler’s expansionist plans. How did this squabbling, dysfunctional family manage to unite in the face of the greatest conflict in their lifetimes? And what was the true extent of Edward’s betrayal?

‘Genuinely revealing, politically insightful, scrupulously researched . . . has the narrative pace of a champion thoroughbred’
Tina Brown, author of THE PALACE PAPERS

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Weight 0.32 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 2.6 cm
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