Traitor King

The Scandalous Exile of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor

Narrated by Andrew Lownie
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Pub Date 05 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 05 Jul 2022

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December 11, 1936. The King of England, Edward VIII, has given up his crown, foregoing his duty for the love of Wallis Simpson, an American divorcée. Their courtship has been dogged by controversy and scandal, but with Edward's abdication, they can live happily ever after.

But do they? This is a story of a royal shut out by his family and forced into exile; of the Nazi attempts to recruit the duke to their cause; and of why the duke, as Governor of the Bahamas, tried to shut down the investigation into the murder of a close friend. It is a story of a couple obsessed with their status, financially exploiting their position, all the while manipulating the media to portray themselves as victims.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were, in their day, the most glamorous exiles in the world, flitting from sumptuously appointed mansions in the south of France to luxurious residences in Palm Beach. But they were spoiled, selfish people, obsessed with their image, and reveling in adulterous affairs. Drawing upon previously unexplored archives, Lownie shows in dramatic fashion how their glittering world was riddled with treachery and betrayal—and why the royal family never forgave the duke for choosing love over duty.

December 11, 1936. The King of England, Edward VIII, has given up his crown, foregoing his duty for the love of Wallis Simpson, an American divorcée. Their courtship has been dogged by controversy...


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Advance Praise

"Meticulously researched." ―The Spectator

"Entertaining, convincing, timely. Urgent reading on the royals." ―The Evening Standard

"Wow! Congratulations. Andrew Lownie done it again.” —Kitty Kelley, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Royals

"Meticulously researched." ―The Spectator

"Entertaining, convincing, timely. Urgent reading on the royals." ―The Evening Standard

"Wow! Congratulations. Andrew Lownie done it again.” —Kitty Kelley, #1 ...


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ISBN 9798765029428
PRICE $19.99 (USD)
DURATION 8 Hours, 27 Minutes

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