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Edward VIII bugged during abdication crisis

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Edward VIII bugged during abdication crisis

Post by annis » Thu May 23rd, 2013, 2:30 am

Records recently released (with the Palace's approval) show that the Home Office bugged Edward VIII's communications during the abdication crisis of 1936, such was the level of distrust and anxiety among Ministers about his intentions and the perceived threat of national instability as a result.

Full story here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/may/2 ... ing-edward

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Post by DianeL » Fri May 24th, 2013, 12:02 am

I guess I shouldn't be so surprised, but my wee and paltry little brain does boggle a bit. Wow. :eek:
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