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.