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Simp·son

(simp'sŏn),
William, British civil engineer, around turn of 20th century.

Simp·son

(simp'sŏn),
James Y., Scottish obstetrician, 1811-1870. See: Simpson uterine sound, Simpson forceps.
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The king's decision to give up the throne so that he could marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson caused a national scandal at the time, and is still being picked over today.
Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters reveals that for at least one half of the couple, the scandalous relationship may not have been quite a sweeping romance.
Hugo Vickers, the author of Wallis Simpson's biography "Behind Closed Doors," told (https://www.npr.org/2011/04/20/135546958/american-harlot-wallis-simpson-gets-another-look) NPR that years ago, there was a theory that the Queen Mother was really in love with the Duke of Windsor.
Affairs with married Freda Dudley Ward and Thelma Furness followed before he fell for the charms of Wallis Simpson and gave up his throne in 1936."
This docudrama told the story of twice-divorced Baltimore socialite Wallis Simpson, who infamously fell for the then Prince of Wales, Edward, in the 1930s.
The level of bidding, finishing at nearly PS270,000 above estimate, shows "the longstanding fascination" for the lifestyle and taste of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee he controversially abdicated to marry in 1936, according to Bryony Meredith, head of Sotheby's London Jewellery department.
The Wallis Simpson WE film has inspired 1930s fashion fever, especially as it has just been nominated for an Oscar for its costumes.
(15)CAST: Andrea Riseborough, Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Oscar Isaac, Richard Coyle PLOT: It's the story of Wallis Simpson (Riseborough) and Edward (James D'Arcy), who gave up the throne for the twice-divorced American woman he loved.
The 53-year-old pop queen's fascination with Wallis Simpson, the subject of her new movie 'W.E.', stemmed from her interest in English history, which she began to research when she first moved to London with former husband Guy Ritchie.
Her 2008 directorial debut Filth And Wisdom was panned and now Madonna sets herself up for another fall with her second feature behind the camera which explores the tumultuous romance of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.