Wallis Simpson was at the center of a national scandal when she was seen to ensnare Edward VIII and lure him from the throne. Recently discovered letters reveal her secret love and her fear as she found herself becoming trapped into marrying Edward VIII.
A revealing new look at the abdication crisis of 1936 through the eyes of the two women at its very heart. In a series of dramatised monologues set in 1967, Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson look back at the dramatic events which led to King Edward VIII giving up the throne for the woman he loved. Combining drama reconstructions, archive footage and a chorus of acquaintances and biographers, Royal Wives at War returns to some of the original words and opinions of the two women at the heart of that battle and unravels the story of a frosty relationship between the Queen Mother and Wallis that lasted for decades.
Archbishop Cosmon Gordon Lang believed that Edward VIII's love for Wallis Simpson made a mockery of all that he stood for and threatened the Crown and the Church of England. Edward VIII: The Plot to Topple a King tells how this extraordinary archbishop assembled a group of establishment big-wigs and grandees in 1936 to oust Edward.