Royal Wives at War

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A revealing new look at the abdication crisis of 1936 through the eyes of the two women at its very heart. In a series of dramatized monologues set in 1967, Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson look back at the dramatic events, which led to the British King, Edward VIII, giving up the throne for the woman he loved.

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About the Show

The British royal family torn apart, a nation and empire thrown into crisis, and the world plunged into war. Over 80 years since Britain’s Abdication Crisis, this drama-documentary from BBC and PBS reveals a fierce rivalry between two women - Elizabeth the Queen Mother and American socialite, Wallis Simpson - and the political, cultural, and constitutional repercussions their bitter feud had on the monarchy.

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