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Author: Deborah Cadbury Narrator: Veida Dehmlow Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781494578701
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • [Deborah's] nuanced exploration of the kings reticent temperament and the psychic toll taken by his many troubles creates a fuller picture of the man, who was destined to lead during a 'spectacular downfall' in British power. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
  • “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 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. She is also an award-winning British author and television producer for the BBC. She has worked on several ground-breaking documentaries and garnered an Emmy Award for her work on the BBC’s Horizon.

About the Narrator

Veida Dehmlow, a classically trained actress in England, has dozens of stage credits to her name. She has appeared in London’s West End, national tours, and many regional repertory theaters. Her voice work includes commercials, video games, and the narration of books in a variety of genres, including nonfiction, historical romance, short stories, and children’s books.