The real story of Edward VIII – the King who abdicated the throne in 1936 – told in his own words, using an unpublished memoir and other never seen sources.
Jane Marguerite Tippett weaves together Edward’s writing alongside newly uncovered interviews with the Duke and Duchess, diary entries from ghostwriter Charles Murphy and other sources. Together this forms an extraordinary new portrait of one of the most famous characters in modern royal history and his recollections and innermost feelings, particularly around the abdication of 1936.
In the series*:
Jan. 7: with Sarah Gristwood on The Modern Royals: Twists & Turns of the English Monarchy
Jan. 14: with Charlotte Gray “Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons; The Lives of Jennie Jerome Churchill and Sara Delano Roosevelt”
Jan. 28: with Lena Andrews on Valiant Women – The Extraordinary American Servicewomen Who Helped Win World War II
Feb. 11: with Laura Thompson on “The Heiresses”
Feb. 25: with Jane Tippett Once a King, The Lost Memoir of Edward VIII
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