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Jane Marguerite Tippett – Talk, Book Signing & Reception

Calling all royal subjects!

Join us for a book signing, reception and talk by Jane Marguerite Tippett looking at her fascinating catalog ‘Once a King: The Lost Memoir of Edward VIII’, presented by the Decorative Arts Trust on May 1st.


Book Signing & Reception 6p | Talk 7p


This fascinating book is a labour of love from archivist and historian Tippett, who has compiled the volume from the previously unseen writings of the uncrowned monarch. The writings were the unpublished notes for the 1951 memoir the Duke of Windsor created with his ghost-writer Charles Murphy, but, as Tippett shows, they reveal far more than his published memoir ever could.

Jane Marguerite Tippett is a young American archivist and writer who stumbled across hitherto unused material from Edward VIII’s personal archives and autobiographical notes, including his scribbled opinions about Wallis Simpson. Her new book, ‘Once a King: The Lost Memoir of Edward VIII’ has been published to much acclaim, for being beautifully written, immaculately researched and for drawing timely parallels between the situations of Edward and Wallis and Harry and Meghan.

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May 01 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Free with registration.

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