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23 September, 5.30pm£12.00
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Edward VIII is most famous for his abdication in 1936, less than a year after his accession to the throne.
This shocking departure rocked the Royal Family and forced the Duke and Duchess of Windsor into exile. Family feuding, arguments of position and roles, as well as clashes over the status of Wallis Simpson, all soon followed.
In this insightful talk, Andrew Lownie will examine the years following Edward’s abdication, plotting the key moments as the Duke wrestled with his new position and place in the world. He will also reveal how the former king collaborated against Britain in times of both war and peace.
Andrew Lownie was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he was Dunster History Prizeman and President of the Union, before taking his master’s and doctorate at Edinburgh University. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and former visiting fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, he has run his own literary agency since 1988.
Andrew has written for The Times, Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, Spectator and Guardian. His previous book with Bonnier Books UK, The Mountbattens, was a Sunday Times bestseller and a Waterstones Book of the Year.