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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:35 AM

8. Yeah, that's convincing ...

An article full of phrases like “documents seem to suggest”, “Lascelles alludes to”, “Lascelles alleges that Edward colluded further with the Nazis” … sounds a lot like “some people are saying”.

I became fascinated with this bit of history almost 50 years ago, and have read dozens and dozens of books on the subject, pored over news and magazine articles of the day, and watched countless documentaries – both ‘pro’ and ‘con’.

There is so much misinformation out there – most of it nothing more than outrageous rumours that have never been substantiated. Wallis was, in turns, accused of being an American spy, a social-climbing royals-groupie who saw seducing a king as the ultimate claim to fame – it was even said she’d seduced him by using sexual ‘tricks’ she’d learned while working as a prostitute in a brothel in China.

Edward was extremely popular with the people, particularly the middle-class and the poor – something that had to be overcome when the royals and the politicians decided to oust him. While popular with the common folk, the royals and politicians viewed Edward’s leanings as too liberal, too working-class-champion, too ‘modern’ for their conservative ‘status quo’ ways. It was much to their advantage to besmirch his reputation, and his wife’s, after the fact – lest they be seen as having treated a popular hero so shabbily for no reason other than having chosen “the woman he loved” rather than the throne.

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