6 May 2012

Anne Sebba - That Ghastly Woman

From Sunday Morning, 10:08 am on 6 May 2012

Author Anne Sebba's biography of Wallis Simpson sets out to set the record straight on the woman blamed for the abdication of King Edward VIII. Anne doesn't pull any punches on the nature of the insecure and social-climbing Simpson, but also reveals what drove her. She says Wallis became trapped in the relationship with irresponsible Edward, but ultimately did the UK and Commonwealth a favour when he stepped away from the throne because of her.