The Windsors at War: The King, His Brother, and a Family Divided by Alexander Larman

The Windsors at War: The King, His Brother, and a Family Divided by Alexander Larman

Title:   The Windsors at War: The King, His Brother, and a Family Divided
Author: Alexander Larman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 
Genre:  Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction (Adult)
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  660
Date of US Publication: 18 April, 2023
My Rating:  5 Stars

My Thoughts 

Sometimes history books can be a little dry; it happens. This one, however, I found to be as engaging as easy-to-read fiction and it fully kept my interest. 

Mr. Larman offers in this title the results of his meticulous research and the result is a comprehensive look at at the not-too distant past and it dove far deeper than anything I've previously learned about this period of the Windsor family. 


Thank you to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the DRC!


The next volume in Alexander Larman's biographical chronicle of the Windsor family, as they go to war with Adolf Hitler—and each other.

At the beginning of 1937, the British monarchy was in a state of turmoil. The previous king, Edward VIII, had abdicated the throne, leaving his unprepared and terrified brother Bertie to become George VI, surrounded by a gaggle of courtiers and politicians who barely thought him up to the job. Meanwhile, as the now-Duke of Windsor awaited the decree that would allow him to marry his mistress Wallis Simpson, he took an increased interest in the expansionist plans of Adolf Hitler. He may even have gone so far as to betray his country in the process. And as double agents and Nazi spies thronged the corridors of Buckingham Palace, the only man the King could trust was his Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. But they faced a formidable, even unbeatable, adversary: his own brother.

The Windsors at War tells the never-before-told story of World War Two in Britain and America with a fresh focus on the royal family, their conflicted relationships, and the events that rocked the international press. How did this squabbling, dysfunctional family manage to put their differences aside and unite to help win the greatest conflict of their lifetimes? Alexander Larman, author of The Crown in Crisis, now chronicles the Windsor family at war with Germany—and each other.


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