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Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson

With Anna Pasternak
  • 29 March
Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson

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Performed on Fri 29 Mar

On the 11th December 1936 Edward VIII’s abdication plunged the British monarchy and its government into crisis. Determined to marry Wallis Simpson – the American divorcee who had become his obsession – the King didn’t pause to consider for a moment that she, not him, would be blamed for his history altering decision.

In this startling and intimate book – the fi rst positive biography of Wallis – Anna Pasternak looks deep into the life and legacy of one of the most misjudged women in British royal history, seeking to understand an unusual and complex woman.

From Edward and Wallis’s first meeting, through their whirlwind courtship to the drama of the abdication and their years in exile, Anna Pasternak – who has had privileged access to Wallis’s inner circle – has finally given Wallis her authentic voice in this gripping and moving account.

LUNCH: Chicken supreme with chicken jus; chocolate orange mousse; coffee
V: Mediterranean vegetable pasta with red pesto

All events are £25 including lunch, £10 to listen only – (unless specified).

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies.

All events begin at 12 noon with lunch at 1.15pm unless specified. . V:Vegetarian options must be booked in advance for all events. Events will take place at the Theatre Royal Bath – location to be decided nearer the time