The People's King

The People's King : The True Story of the Abdication

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This title tells the story of love, devotion to duty and betrayal, of the radical young Edward VIII who, but for the plotting of his enemies, might have reigned for his lifetime. Through letters and diaries, the author demonstrates the huge popularity of the King and the tragic events that led to his abdication.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 28mm | 299.38g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141004118
  • 9780141004112

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"'Williams' portrayal of the King and Mrs Simpson is fair, accurate and refreshingly free from the distorting propaganda of the past two thirds of a century' Michael Bloch; 'The Duke of Windsor has been spectacularly traduced in recent years. This book is an exercise in rehabilitation.... it is overdue' Philip Ziegler"
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About A. Susan Williams

Susan Williams served as Historical Advisor to the Public Record Office for the release in 2003 of the government documents relating to the abdication. She grew up in Zambia and has worked as a writer and lecturer in Britain, Zimbabwe and Montreal. She now lives in London and is a historian at the University of London.
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29 ratings
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4 24% (7)
3 28% (8)
2 17% (5)
1 14% (4)
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