The Abdication 1936 - A Lovers' Tale or Coup d'etat?

Date: 

Wed, 16/10/2019

Time: 

14:00 to 17:00

Cost: 

£18

Contact name: 

Jane Thynne

Telephone: 

+44 3003033464

Contact email: 

Venue: 

Bourne Hall
Spring Street
Ewell
KT17 1UF
GB

This friendly talk will explore and examine the constitutional crisis that arose over the issue of the King's intended marriage to Mrs Wallis Simpson. While this was a unique event in itself, it also casts light on the social attitudes of the day, as well as giving us an insight into the workings of the political establishment of the 1930s. Edward VIII's readiness to forsake the throne in order to marry an American divorcee has become a focal point for debate, rumour, half-truth and gossip ever since, and carries issues and implications that resonate today. Book online at wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 and quote ref: C3744384