The Duchess of Windsor

Wallis Simpson – An ordinary woman with insatiable ambition

On 19 June 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born as the daughter of Teackle Wallis Warfield and Alice Montague in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania. She was just a few months old when her father died of tuberculosis. She and her mother heavily depended on Wallis’s father’s wealthy brother. In 1901, they moved in with Wallis’s aunt, Bessie Merryman. [read more]