This audiobook includes the
actual recording of speeches from six famous British politicians: James Ramsey
MacDonald, King George V, King Edward VIII, Stanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain,
and King George VI.
James Ramsay MacDonald, the
first ever labour prime minister of the United Kingdom, delivers a 1929
political broadcast discussing peace and unemployment. King George V issues the
first royal Christmas Day broadcast in 1932, which started an annual tradition.
In 1936, King Edward VIII broadcasts to the nation and the Empire, explaining
his decision to abdicate the throne so that he might marry his love, American
socialite Wallis Simpson. Stanley Baldwin, a conservative politician who
dominated the British government between the two world wars, give a 1937 speech
extolling the virtues of British life versus German Nazi life. Neville
Chamberlain, a conservative prime minister best known for his appeasement foreign
policy—in particular, his signing of the Munich Agreement in 1938 which
conceded the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia to Germany—speaks about the
Munich Agreement in 1938. And finally, King George VI, who was portrayed in The
King’s Speech by Colin Firth, delivers
a broadcast on D-day, June 6, 1944. Download and start listening now!