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Romance and More than a Touch of Fascism

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On December 11, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Great Britain in a worldwide radio broadcast saying, "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." Behind this scene from a romance novel was a more sinister scenario.  Edward was a fascist who believed that Hitler was the solution to peace in Europe. In 1937, he and Wallis Simpson made a high-profile trip to Nazi Germany where they even stayed with the Fuhrer as his personal guests.  Wallis Simpson already had a personal relationship with German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop who was rumored to have been her lover during the mid-1930s.  That Hitler promised to reinstate Edward as king under a Nazi-controlled Great Britain now is being confirmed with newly released documents.  Was this one of the world’s great romances or a betrayal of Great Britain?  Join us to examine the motives of a king that Winston Churchill said "had given up the greatest throne in world history."  

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

CE South Building

Roberta Boggess 



Please read:  Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.



Registration Closes On
Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/29/2018 - 10/29/2018 Weekly - Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 113 Roberta Boggess