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Alex Larman: The Crown in Crisis – the untold story of the abdication and its participants

16th October 2020, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

In December 1936 Britain faced a constitutional crisis that was the gravest threat to the institution of the monarchy since the execution of Charles I. Alex is an author and journalist whose new book, The Crown in Crisis, is a revelatory account of the abdication using never before seen documents and letters. Alex will discuss his discoveries and how they relate to the present day.



At the end of the book Alex thanks ‘… the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for considerately announcing their own abdication of sorts a few months before this book was published’.

Reviews of The Crown in Crisis:

‘… an enduringly relevant chapter of British history, brought to life with panache’.  Observer

‘… this great and well-told story’. Oldie

‘Larman shows a delicate touch too in not banging home the obvious contemporary resonances.’ Guardian

‘… an absorbing new book, [which] takes us through the whole. tangled story with great clarity’. Readers Digest

A completely fascinating and authoritative account of the Abdication Crisis, written with tremendous sophistication and insight. William Boyd, author of Any Human Heart

 BOOK OF THE WEEk Larman is an amiable and talented young writer…[his] account is rendered with brio and dispatch. The Times

The achievement of The Crown in Crisis is to be both judiciously weighed and ceaselessly entertaining. The Critic

An engaging, detailed, and suspenseful read; one that is equal parts empathetic and entertaining. You will be gripped. The Independent

Alex’s website: www.alexanderlarman.com

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