On December 11, 1936, the United Kingdom faces an abdication crisis. Edward VIII abdicates as King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India, in order to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee. However, Britain was facing more than one issue during the abdication crisis as Deborah Cadbury explains in her book, Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain’s Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII. Alongside the crisis of the abdication, Britain found a itself vulnerable to Nazi influence within and as well as outside of its own borders. This greater struggle mirrored onto the royal family as well, severing brotherly ties as well as political ones as the book explores.

Book Title: Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain’s Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII

Book Author: Cadbury, Deborah Dewey Decimal Call Number: 941.084 C 2015

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