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Wallis Secret Lives of the Duchess of Windsor Reader ☆ 540 pages ´ [PDF] ✪ Wallis Secret Lives of the Duchess of Windsor By Charles Higham – Insolpro.co.uk Wallis the Duchess of Windsor was one of the most famous women in history the American divorcee who captured the King of England Edward VIII and Wallis the Duchess of Windsor was one Lives of ePUB #180 of the most Wallis Secret ePUB #187 famous women in history the American divorcee who captured the King Secret Lives of PDF #205 of England Edward VIII and cost him his throne Until Charles Secret Lives of the Duchess eBook #227 Higham's million copy best THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR The Secret Life reads as both a biography of Wallis Simpson the woman for whom Edward VIII abdicated the throne in December 1936 as well as a fully fleshed out story of the life she and Edward aka the Duke of Windsor had together from their marriage in France in June 1937 til the Duke's death in May 1972 This book is also replete with revelatory information about both the Duke and Duchess of Windsor that makes plain their fascist leanings in the 1930s their admiration of Adolf Hitler and various other indiscretions I won't say because it would be better for anyone with an interest in the lives of both Edward and Wallis Simpson to read this book and arrive at hisher own conclusions about them What's the book is well researched and footnoted and generally well written

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Seller much of her life was a glamorous mystery Now fifteen years later major new documentary evidence classified at the time makes for a book far sensational than the original bestseller Drawing from long suppressed archives in France England and the United States Higham has uncovered the duchess's passionate This might be expected to be an easy read romped through in a weekend a tale of glamour and desire scandal and jewels palaces and the people No This is a very thorough hence long book The international nature of high society was an eye opener for me The story of the affair the disruption to the Royal Family and the pressure on the government and the church of the day was not new I knew the superficial elements of the story the scandal the disapproval directed at Wallis Simpson the abdication and exile But the personalities involved came to life in this book and not to the credit of most of them The selfish greed of the one time king his obsession with royal status the calculating behaviour of Wallis in her bid for social standing and pounds sterling these provoke distaste contempt even The account provides insights often unwelcome into political life The references to international negotiations and manoeuvres demanded a greater knowledge of the build up to the second world war than I possessed The liaisons and stand offs between the war bound powers Italy Germany Russia with France and England describe a choreography that is surprising to an ordinary reader of the present day The Duke of Windsor is shown to be besotted with a woman whose sexual history would have shocked the ordinary people of the time although in the circles she freuented her liaisons which later included the US ambassador to France were tolerated The book details than one murder in their milieu; the story of an insurance fraud involving the famous jewels; and information about Wallis’s activities as a spy Since “Mrs Simpson” is issued by a major publisher I have no doubt the research is sound No firm would run the risk of a law suit Though I don’t share the sentimental view of the couple that many felt or feel I wasn’t prepared for what I read here The biography in its 2005 edition with the subtitle Secret Lives of the Duchess of Windsor will stay on my shelves for its insights into the politics and society of those times

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Wallis Secret Lives of the Duchess of WindsorAffair with a top ranking political figure the duke's romantic involvement with a male euerry the secret radio broadcasts the couple made to Hitler and the blackmail plot in Paris that almost brought them and the British royal family to ruin This updated new edition of The Duchess of Windsor is essential readin Inherited from Mum's shelves