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The Resource The people's king : the true story of the abdication, Susan Williams

The people's king : the true story of the abdication, Susan Williams

Label
The people's king : the true story of the abdication
Title
The people's king
Title remainder
the true story of the abdication
Statement of responsibility
Susan Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The People's King tells the story of what really happened, drawing on government documents kept secret for nearly seventy years and on other new evidence, including thousands of letters sent to Edward by his subjects. It recounts the last weeks of his reign in 1936, beginning with his decisive tour of the Welsh Valleys, when he declared that 'something must be done' for the poor and unemployed. His love for Wallis was a closely guarded secret. But within a week it would dominate the headlines of newspapers around the world, throwing Britain and its Empire into a crisis that shook their very foundations." "Susan Williams reveals there was huge popular support for King Edward and that many ordinary people were happy for him to marry Wallis - even though Prime Minister Baldwin claimed that public opinion would never allow it. She shows how the king was rushed into abdicating, against the good advice of his loyal champion, Winston Churchill. We find out who fomented the crisis and why neither parliament nor the people were consulted. We discover, too, the continuing repercussions within the Royal Family of an event so momentous that it changed the face of the British monarchy."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, A. Susan
Dewey number
  • 941.084/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA580
LC item number
.W55 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Windsor, Edward
  • Windsor, Edward
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The people's king : the true story of the abdication, Susan Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 37
  • 4
  • 'King to marry Wally'
  • 53
  • 5
  • 'I had declared myself'
  • 69
  • 6
  • 'The Battle for the Throne'
  • 86
  • 1
  • 7
  • 'The People want their King'
  • 104
  • 8
  • 'Tell us the facts, Mr Baldwin!'
  • 119
  • 9
  • 'Cavaliers and Roundheads'
  • 133
  • 10
  • 'Something must be done'
  • 'Don't abdicate!'
  • 149
  • 11
  • 'Our cock won't fight'
  • 163
  • 12
  • 'God bless you both'
  • 181
  • 13
  • 'Rat Week'
  • 1
  • 198
  • 14
  • 'We have had such happiness'
  • 213
  • 2
  • 'My own beloved Wallis'
  • 15
  • 3
  • 'The Spirit of the Age'
Control code
52878793
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Palgrave Macmillan ed.
Extent
xxii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781403963635
Lccn
2003060901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The people's king : the true story of the abdication, Susan Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 37
  • 4
  • 'King to marry Wally'
  • 53
  • 5
  • 'I had declared myself'
  • 69
  • 6
  • 'The Battle for the Throne'
  • 86
  • 1
  • 7
  • 'The People want their King'
  • 104
  • 8
  • 'Tell us the facts, Mr Baldwin!'
  • 119
  • 9
  • 'Cavaliers and Roundheads'
  • 133
  • 10
  • 'Something must be done'
  • 'Don't abdicate!'
  • 149
  • 11
  • 'Our cock won't fight'
  • 163
  • 12
  • 'God bless you both'
  • 181
  • 13
  • 'Rat Week'
  • 1
  • 198
  • 14
  • 'We have had such happiness'
  • 213
  • 2
  • 'My own beloved Wallis'
  • 15
  • 3
  • 'The Spirit of the Age'
Control code
52878793
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Palgrave Macmillan ed.
Extent
xxii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781403963635
Lccn
2003060901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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