This week’s Blogging A Dead Horse Thursday is about ‘That Woman’. That woman being Wallis Simpson and the name of a biography about her by British author Anne Sebba, the basis of a British TV documentary here reviewed.
This Channel 4 program based on fifteen hitherto unrevealed letters between Wallis Simpson and her second husband Ernest Simpson overturns what we the British public have come to understand about the whole WE (Wallis, Edward) affair.
Edward VIII gave up his throne for Wallis – a grand romantic gesture – we never considered what she gave up for him.
The secret letters of the program’s title were discovered by Wallis Simpson’s latest biographer Anne Sebba for her book ‘That Woman’. They show that the love between the abdicated King and Mrs Simpson was unrequited – he desperately in love with her but she still in love with her second husband Ernest. He had passion for her, she only affection for him.
She had conspired to aspire in British Society…
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