Book Reviews

Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy by Andrew Morton Book Review

Before she became known as the woman who enticed a king from his throne and birthright, Bessie Wallis Warfield was a prudish and particular girl from Baltimore. At turns imaginative, ambitious, and spoiled, Wallis’s first words as recalled by her family were “me, me.” From that young age, she was in want of nothing but [read more]

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]