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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.

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  • Paperback

    9780141987354

    July 15, 2018

    Allen Lane

    160 pages

    RRP $12.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241196410

    May 15, 2017

    Allen Lane

    144 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • Edward VIII (Penguin Monarchs)
    Piers Brendon

    EBook

    9780241196427

    April 28, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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