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9781250274847

The crown in crisis : countdown to the abdication

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First U.S. edition.

A definitive account of the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936 draws on archival material and interviews with the king's closest friends to detail the role played by the king's opponents and supporters and the resulting scandal at a time when war was imminent.

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Gorham Free Library 941.08 LARMAN (Text)
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52119300216707
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Red Jacket Community Library 941 LAR (Text)
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RJP0105019
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 941.08 LAR (Text)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250274847
  • ISBN: 1250274842
  • Physical Description: xviii, 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Dramatis personae -- Introduction -- Prologue -- The royal concubine -- 'The most modernistic man in England' -- God save the king -- 'Flatterers, sycophants and malice' -- 'Power without responsibility' -- 'The most serious crisis of my life' -- 'Something must be done' -- 'A clever means of escape' -- 'Make Britain great again' -- 'The best story since the resurrection' -- 'This is a bugger' -- 'Wherever you go, I will follow you' -- Failing tragically -- 'Pity and terror' -- 'A far better thing I go to' -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
A definitive account of the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936 draws on archival material and interviews with the king's closest friends to detail the role played by the king's opponents and supporters and the resulting scandal at a time when war was imminent.
Subject: Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 > Abdication.
Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of, 1896-1986.
Great Britain > Kings and rulers > Abdication.
Great Britain > Politics and government > 1910-1936.
Great Britain > History > Edward VIII, 1936.
Genre: Biographies.


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