Edward VIII & other rulers

On December 11, 1936, Edward VIII voluntarily abdicated the English throne. And he gave it up for love! In honor of this anniversary I will admit that I enjoy historical fiction & nonfiction about royal families and historical rulers of various countries. It all started at the Bristol Renaissance Faire one summer, where I bought some books by Sharon Kay Penman, and since then I’ve discovered authors like Philippa Gregory, Margaret George, Carolly Erickson, and many others who bring these historical figures to life.

Andersen Library has books on Edward VIII (as well as on other historical rulers). Search the HALCat library catalog for the keyword phrase “windsor edward” to find titles such as King of fools (3rd-floor Main Collection, DA580 .P29 1988), Edward VIII (3rd-floor Main Collection, DA580 .D64 1975), and A king’s story: The memoirs of the Duke of Windsor (3rd-floor Main Collection, DA580 .A2 1951). Andersen Library also has books by all of the authors I mentioned above, though none are about Edward VIII. You can find materials on particular rulers by searching for their names as subjects, or, get a long list to browse with an Advanced Search for queens kings empresses emperors rulers (“any of these”) in Subjects.

Please ask a librarian if you’d welcome assistance with finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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