Andrew Morton’s biography of Wallis Simpson upends the accepted wisdom about her marriage; ‘a story of bitterness, disappointment and ultimately failure’

Wallis Simpson is buried on the grounds of Windsor Castle in England, next to Edward VIII, the king who abdicated the throne to be with her.

But their seemingly towering romance—he threw it all away for her!—crumbles in the hands of biographer Andrew Morton. “She lies next to a man she came to despise,” he writes, “buried in a land owned by a family she hated and in a country she loathed.”

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