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That Woman or the Duchess of Style - Time to reassess Wallis Simpson Anne Sebba Thursday 03 October 2019

Was she simply a clothes horse for dress designers and jewellery makers or did she have a heart that has never been fairly understood? I will include many pictures in this lecture of Wallis and the clothes and jewellery she had made especially for her as well as the homes she lived in. But I will also tell the story of how, in the context of the 1930s, this woman with three husbands was unacceptable as Queen of England and of the Empire. I will explore who this woman was and what was the power she had over King Edward Vlll. Eighty three years since the Abdication in 1936, it is now time to reassess That Woman.