Beaverbrook Wants Mrs. Simpson to Abandon the King

Monday 30th November 1936

Behind the Scenes


Lord Beaverbrook assembled a group of the King’s supporters at his London mansion, Stornoway House, to try to find a way of cutting the Gordian knot. To begin with he had relished the sensation of power, but was not finding it easy to work with the King, who paid little attention to his advice. The conclusion was that the best chance of saving the King on the throne lay in persuading Mrs. Simpson to withdraw. The man chosen to undertake the task was “Perry” Lord Brownlow one of the King’s courtiers. 

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