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by Michael Thornton

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ISBN:
0718126009
Author:
Michael Thornton
Language:
English
Publisher:
M. Joseph; illustrated edition edition (1985)
Pages:
456 pages
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1665 kb
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1942 kb
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4.7
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The Duke of Windsor said of the Queen Mother, pictured here with King George VI: ‘Behind that great abundance of charm is a. .Michael Thornton is author of Royal Feud: The Queen Mother And The Duchess Of Windsor

The Duke of Windsor said of the Queen Mother, pictured here with King George VI: ‘Behind that great abundance of charm is a shrewd, scheming and extremely ruthless woman'. The Duchess imposed no such embargo. The Duke would have loved to return to live in the land of his birth,’ she said, ‘but our way was blocked at every turn. Michael Thornton is author of Royal Feud: The Queen Mother And The Duchess Of Windsor.

The dust jacket of this book is slightly damaged/ripped, however, this does not affect the internal condition

The dust jacket of this book is slightly damaged/ripped, however, this does not affect the internal condition. Inscription on the first page, typically just a name but may include a dedication or a brief personal message.

As the Duchess of Windsor aged, she had more and more plastic surgery to ward off the reaper (with her angular looks, she could have been a medieval playing card). The article, by Michael Thornton, is entitled: "The Queen Mother? That spiteful old soak dedicated herself to making our lives hell").

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Thornton, . Royal Feud: The Queen Mother and the Duchess of Windsor(Michael Joseph, 1985). Thornton-Cook, . Kings in the Making: The Princes of Wales(1931). Titus Livius Forojuliensis: Vita Henrici Quinti(ed. T. Hearne, 1716). The Tower of London: Official Guide(. Trease, . Seven Queens of England(Heinemann, 1953). Turner, F. James II(Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1948). Turton, G. The Dragon’s Breed(1969).

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Royal feud: Expert debunks famous Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson .

Royal feud: Expert debunks famous Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson myth (Image: GETTY). Following the abdication, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor left England to live in France. And one biographer, Michael Thornton, wrote for the Daily Mail this year: But for sheer virulence and long-lasting antipathy no royal feud in living memory quite measures up to the steely and implacable ostracism practised for 50 years by the late Queen Mother against her despised and twice-divorced American sister-in-law, Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor.

Details the intense thirty-year enmity between the present Queen Mother Elizabeth and the Duchess of Windsor, the effect on Britain's royal family, and the accord finally established between them.
  • Vizil
I have read many books about both women, both of whom had massive control over their husbands. Most books devote 1 or 2 chapters to the personality differences and animosity between the two women. This is the first book solely devoted to the conflict between the Queen Mother and "That Woman". I enjoyed this book, it is well documented, and explains quite clearly the reasons for the feud. Of particular interest, to me, was the description of the relationship between the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and the Nazi party, which resulted into a trip to Nazi Germany during World War 2 to be met by Hitler, as well as the role of the Queen Mother to the people of England during the war.
  • Kerdana
The decades feud of Wallis Simpson (That Woman) and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Cookie). An extensive and detailed read on the two women within the context of their times. It is the first book I read of these two women that takes them from each woman’s beginnings through the deaths of Edward and Wallis. (The book was written in 1985). Both were stubborn and petty and did, probably, a great deal of damage to each other personally and their families and friends as they continued to pursue and keep their feud alive. While both had real reasons for their hatred, they showed no real reason for compassion - even when times required it. Their feud divided loyalties and the country. It was not until the end, when everyone was tired of it all, did they reach out - and only when tragedy struck. It’s a sad story in which only the country (England) comes out on top. If that was their goal, they managed it quite well at great cost to themselves and to others. This book was balanced and detailed in ways that heightened my understanding of the four principal participants as well as other aspects of the modern British history of the monarchy and minor influences. I really enjoyed this book very much!
  • Detenta
Enjoyable read, I read this one after reading Wallis Simpson's memoirs so it was a fun extension. First book that actually left me with a few feelings of sadness for Wallis. Mostly I am with Elizabeth and don't care at all for her. But the end between them was a surprise, and rather nice. I won't spoil the read for you and tell. If you like to read history, royalty, etc. you most likely will enjoy this book.
  • Togar
Great read; especially with all the latest royal wedding news in the papers, etc. I enjoyed it very much.
  • Grokinos
Wonderful fun to read This is a treat for royal buffs
  • Manemanu
Just another family...only not like mine
  • Makaitist
I have actually read this book several times, but had not seen it for a while. The library copy was in pieces, so I wanted one of my own. This is a fascinating biography of two women who seemed to be at opposite ends of the spectrum, but actually lived parallel lives.
I have read many Books on the subject. Fascinating what was so important back then, pertaining to etiquette and social graces, Is not today.
How they thought a missing curtsy was taken as a slap in the face
Good Book.