|Winston Churchill to Bernard Baruch, January 1, 1937
Early in 1937, Churchill wrote to his friend, Bernard Baruch, giving his views on the Abdication Crisis. When Edward VIII was pressured to resign the throne over his determination to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson, Churchill was one of the few who defended the King. Churchill's support of the King was damaging to him-he was shouted down in Parliament and appeared out of touch with mainstream politics.
Carbon copy of letter with annotations. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (94)