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  • Published: 15 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141987354
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $9.99

Edward VIII (Penguin Monarchs)

The Uncrowned King




The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback.

'He was inevitably dubbed Prince Charming. With his golden hair, azure eyes, fine features and slim figure, he might indeed have stepped out of a fairy tale'

Edward VIII came to the throne in January 1936, provoked a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and abdicated in December. He was never crowned king. With pace and panache, this biography traces the tumultuous public and private life of this most controversial of monarchs.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141987354
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $9.99

About the Author

Piers Brendon

Piers Brendon is the author of more than a dozen books, including biographies of Churchill and Eisenhower, the best-selling Eminent Edwardians; The Windsors; The Dark Valley; The Hawker of Morwenstow; the highly acclaimed The Decline and Fall of the British Empire and, most recently, Eminent Elizabethans. He also writes for television and contributes frequently to the national press. Formerly Keeper of the Churchill Archives Centre, he is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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