The Duchess of Windsor the uncommon life of Wallis Simpson by Greg King

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  • Great Britain


  • Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of, 1896-,
  • Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 -- Marriage,
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century,
  • Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-548) and index.

Book details

StatementGreg King.
LC ClassificationsDA581.W5 K56 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 556 p. :
Number of Pages556
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL389290M
ISBN 101559724897
LC Control Number98053473

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