Guildford Book Festival

Andrew Lownie: Traitor King


Venue: The Guildhall, Guildford High Street, GU1 3AA
Date: Wednesday 6th October 2021
Time: 12.30 - 13.30
Prices: Full price £10.00; Students: £9.00; Jobseekers: £9.00

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The Scandalous Exile of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor 

Sunday Times bestselling author Andrew Lownie, examines the years following the abdication of Edward VIII when the former king was kept in exile, feuding with his family over status for his wife, Wallis Simpson, and denied any real job.

Drawing on extensive research into hitherto unused archives and Freedom of Information requests, it makes the case that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were not the naïve dupes of the Germans but actively intrigued against Britain in both war and peace. It also shines light on the relationship between the Duke and Wallis, revealing it to be far from the love story it is often assumed to be.


Accessibility: As the Guildhall is a grade one listed building, there is no lift. Access to the first floor is by stairs only. There are three steps from the entrance area to the courtroom. Toilets are available and accessed from the court room by stairs.

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Wednesday, 6 October

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