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The Royal W.E. Unique Glimpses of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

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Most people think they know the story of King Edward VIII giving up his throne for the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, in 1936. The truth is: politics and innuendo clouded that story from the very beginning, with the result that few people really understand who The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were and what forces propelled them to their infamous fate.

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Kindle Edition, 109 pages
Published (first published June 29th 2011)
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Hillari Delgado
Reading Victoria Martinez can be frustrating experience. While reading her work, most recently 'The Royal W.E.: Unique Glimpses of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor" I frequently find myself saying out loud, ‘She’s such a good writer. If only she had an editor who would…” Martinez has much to offer the reader, including an engaging voice and deep knowledge of her subject. But the lack of the restraining hand of a good editor has allowed Martinez' works to retain a certain air, call it enthusiastic ...more
Shawn Davis
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor have a fascinating story, one that can be difficult to separate truth from myth for the layperson.

Martinez, with her trademarked down-to-earth and captivating writing style, does this admirably, devoting chapters to specific rumors - many of which have taken over the narrative and the truth. In truth, the book reads more like a discussion among friends than something describing events of historical significance. This is generally the case for Martinez's books, an
Victoria Martinez attempts to write a more balanced account of the lives of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor. She explains a lot of Wallis' motivation and downplays many of the couple's bad behavior.

The book was well researched and factual, I guess I will always be on the side of the Royals and I will never like "The American Divorcee" .
Picked up this book after the recent spat of movies that involved the British Royals around and wanting to know more of the the Duke and Duchess's story. This little book gave a little glimpse of their story.
Gay Dorsey
Fast read, a collection of essays about king Edward & Wallis Simpson. Could have been more interestingly written, but did have some fun tidbits in it.
Not really a story and she tells facts - could get this from a web-site.
Judy Kolar
Mostly a rehash of other biographies. Boring.
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Victoria (Tori) V. Martínez researches and writes about history, both from her current home in Texas and on her frequent trips abroad with her husband David. Tori, an American, likes to joke that she only married David, a Spaniard she met in England, because his knowledge of seven languages helps her immensely in her historical research.

Tori works as a freelance public relations professional, whic

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