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Monday, 20th December, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

London branch talk: The Traitor King: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Exile by Andrew Lownie

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Sunday Times bestselling author Andrew Lownie ESU SSE Alumnus will discuss his new book The Traitor King: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Exile. 

The book examines the years following the abdication of Edward VIII when the former king was kept in exile, feuding with his family over status for his wife, Wallis Simpson, and denied any real job.

Drawing on extensive research into hitherto unused archives and Freedom of Information requests, it makes the case that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were not the naïve dupes of the Germans but actively intrigued against Britain in both war and peace.

Traitor King reveals the true story behind the German attempts to recruit the Duke as a British Pétain; the efforts, by Churchill in particular, to cover this up; the reasons why the Duke, as Governor of the Bahamas, tried to shut down the investigation into the murder of a close friend, and shines light on the relationship between the Duke and Wallis, revealing it to be far from the love story it is often assumed to be.

Books will be available to purchase at the event.

£10 members and £15 guests (includes teas and coffees on arrival).

Bookings can be made online here: https://andrewlownie.eventbrite.co.uk

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Date:
Monday, 20th December
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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The English-Speaking Union
37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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