Wallis Simpson

Auspicious Timing?

A young Queen Elizabeth on a one pound note, circa 1976The second season episodes of the most expensive TV series ever produced, The Crown, which cost a mere $130M, just dropped on Netflix a few days ago. It’s interesting timing, because today is the 81st anniversary of the day that Britain’s King Edward VIII renounced […]

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A True Romance

On this day in 1937, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor and the former King of England, married Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American. They lived in France for the next forty years, until the Duke died of cancer in 1977. As King of England, Edward was the head of the Church of England, so when he

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