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The 8 Best Books About the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
The former King Edward VIII and his wife Wallis Simpson remain a source of fascination.
In 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson , an event that rocked the monarchy, and continues to affect the royal family to this day. Their wedding took place in France in June 1937 , just seven months after Edward's abdication. From then on, the new Duke and Duchess of Windsor spent their lives in exile, residing mainly in France ; after the Duke of Windsor died in 1972, the Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor remained in their home in Paris until her death in 1986. Decades later, the Windsors have remained a source of fascination for many, with books focusing in on their romance and marriage, the abdication and its aftermath, and their association with Nazi Germany. If you are looking to read about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, a.k.a. former King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, here's where to begin: