Who was the real Wallis Simpson? Join us at Mainstreet on Tues 12th March to find out, when Anna Pasternak will be talking about her startling, intimate new biography of the most vilified woman in British royal history.
On the 11th December 1936 Edward VIII’s abdication plunged the British monarchy and its government into crisis. Determined to marry Wallis Simpson – the American divorcee who had become his obsession – the King didn’t pause to consider for a moment that she, not he, would be blamed for his history altering decision.
From Edward and Wallis’s first meeting, through their whirlwind courtship to the drama of the abdication and their final listless years in exile, Pasternak, enjoying privileged access to Royal circles, has finally given Wallis her authentic voice in this gripping and moving account.
Portrait © Pippa Hart