Talk: Edward VIII: The Uncrowned King
Edward VIII biographer Piers Brendon will trace the king’s tumultuous private and public life, from playboy prince to troubled sovereign. He will focus especially on the abdication crisis (including Edward’s relationship with Winston Churchill) and estimate its impact on the institution of monarchy in the 20th century.
Dr Piers Brendon is the author of sixteen books, three of them about the British monarchy. Formerly Keeper of the Churchill Archives Centre, he is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.