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The personal lives of the British Royals were successfully kept out of the public eye by mutual agreement of the press and royal family, but this all changed in 1936 when King Edward VIII abdicated the throne and spurned his responsibility for the sake of the glamorous American socialite and divorcee Wallis Simpson. In Princes at War, Deborah Cadbury reveals evidence that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor colluded with Hitler to take back the British throne from Edward’s younger brother, King George VI, should Germany prevail in the war.

Drawing on new research and recently released files, Deborah Cadbury shows that not only did George VI have to battle to lead his country but battle constantly to keep his brothers, and especially his older brother, in check.

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  • “A thrilling account…Cadbury artfully captures the exhilaration of Operation Dynamo at Dunkirk…Her nuanced exploration of the king’s reticent temperament and the psychic toll taken by his many troubles creates a fuller picture of the man.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A spirited historical lesson…Cadbury weaves an engaging portrait of a king resigned to his fate yet honorably resolute, gaining the cooperation of his two loyal brothers, Gloucester and Kent, and keeping his wayward brother at arm’s length and out of trouble. A lively tale of monarchical machinations.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Deborah Cadbury has written a moving and deeply researched account of the relationships between the royal brothers who were at the heart of history before and during the Second World War. Her story is gripping, illuminating, and generous in its recognition of the central, dramatic role of the monarchy in Britain’s finest years, and particularly of the quiet heroism of King George VI.”

    William Shawcross, author of The Queen Mother

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About the Author

Deborah Cadbury is an award-winning British author and television producer for the BBC. She has worked on several ground-breaking documentaries and garnered an Emmy for her work on the BBC’s Horizon. She is also the author of numerous acclaimed books, including The Dinosaur Hunters, The Lost King of France, Chocolate Wars, Space Race, and The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World, for which the accompanying series received a BAFTA nomination for Best Series. Cadbury lives in London.