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Windsor [née Warfield; other married name Spencer, Simpson], (Bessie) Wallis, duchess of Windsor (1896-1986), wife of Edward, duke of Windsor

Philip S. Ziegler

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/38277
Windsor [née Warfield; other married name Spencer, Simpson], (Bessie) Wallis, duchess of Windsor (1896-1986), wife of Edward, duke of Windsor

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Windsor [née Warfield; other married name Spencer, Simpson], (Bessie) Wallis, duchess of Windsor (1896-1986), wife of Edward, duke of Windsor, was born on 19 June 1896 in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, the only child of Teackle Wallis Warfield, an unsuccessful businessman, and his wife, Alice Montague. The Warfields and Montagues ...

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