The English-Speaking Union Lecture & Reception

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Reception: 5:00pm
Lecture: 5:45pm


The Philadelphia Branch of the English-Speaking Union is honored to hose Dr. Andrew Lownie at a Speaker event on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Carpenters’ Hall.

After the Abdication: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Exile

The 1936 Abdication Crisis – when Edward VIII gave up his throne for the woman he loved – is well-known, but what happened to them afterwards? Drawing on secret sources and his book, Andrew Lownie tells their story, from their pro-Nazi views and controversial wartime posting to the Bahamas to their post war life in Palm Beach and New York.

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