The vilification of Wallis Simpson

King Edward VIII's abdication on 11 December 1936 was an event that shocked the nation. Susan Williams investigates how Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward gave up the throne, was savaged by society

Wallis Simpson. (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

This article was first published in the December 2006 issue of BBC History Magazine

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