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King Who Had to Go : Edward Vlll, Mrs Simpson and the Hidden Politics of the Abdication Crisis

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In 1936, a constitutional crisis in the British Empire arose when Edward VIII proposed to marry Wallis Simpson, an American socialite who was divorced from her first husband and was pursuing the divorce of her second. The crisis led to the King's abdication in December of that year. Adrian Phillips reveals the harsh realities of how government responds when a monarch steps out of line, and describes the battles in Westminster and Whitehall that settled the fate of King and Mrs. Simpson.

Adrian Phillips worked as an investment analyst in London and Frankfurt for twenty-five years. He has a postgraduate Masters in modern history from Birmingham University.

Number of Pages: 394.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Adrian Phillips
Language: English
Street Date: June 20, 2017
TCIN: 51758954
UPC: 9781785900259
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-0849

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