Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

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  • Wallis Simpson Essay

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    American socialite Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne in 1936, is variously portrayed as a greedy snob, a sexual predator or part of the romance of the century. A complex figure emerges: a strong-willed woman, hungry for independence, but caught up in a situation she could not control. Mrs. Wallis Simpson has become an emotional figure in history. Along with this, many descriptions of her personality and motives for being with Edward have caused some extremely negative

  • Corruption In Famous Last Word Essay

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    describes the tales of conspiracy and corruption for world domination. That made World War II far worse than it otherwise would have been. This is shown through the relationships of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Benito Mussolini.      The Duke and Duchess of Windsor are prominent people in society, who want more power. The people in the Duke’s alliance invited Mr. Coty to join the alliance because, in the Duke’s words, "From

  • Estate Of Erasmus Allassi. Thirty Years Before Erasmus

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    well-brushed man entered with a letter between his fingers. “Sir, this just came from you. I think you should open it.” “What is the urgency?” “It is from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, sir.” He handed the card to his boss and stood back. Allassi took the card from the man and read it. Engraved on the card: THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR Would like to invite Mr. Erasmus Allassi to an Evening Reception at Maxim’s de Paris at 3 Rue Royale, 75008 Paris, France on Monday, the 22nd, December, 1955, at

  • Biography on Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary

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    April 21, 1926 at 2:40 in the morning at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London; The Duke and Duchess of York gave birth to their first child, a daughter, but also a princess. Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was christened in the chapel at the Buckingham Palace. The Princess received her first name after her mother Elizabeth; while she received her middle name from her paternal great grandmother, Queen Alexandra, and paternal grandmother, Queen Mary. She spent her early years at One Hundred Forty

  • Queen Elizabeth II: A Biography

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    years, the Queen has been very much popular with the public, not just in Great Britain or amongst the Commonwealth Nations, but also amongst all the nations of the world. The Queen's life might have only begun as the first child to the Duke and Duchess of York, but instantly she came into attention of the nation with her strong bond with the then head of state, King George V, who was also Elizabeth's grandfather. The qualities of Elizabeth had been exemplary from the very start. Although a little

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