Edward VIII was handsome, charming and adored all over the world. By the age of 30 this English Prince was the most desirable bachelor on the planet, an heir to a throne with the magnetism of a Hollywood film star.
But only those who knew him best “ his family and servants “ knew the dark truth about Edward Prince of Wales. He was psychologically damaged, trapped in permanent adolescence; a man who refused to grow up.
His father, King George V, was convinced that if his son succeeded him the monarchy would be ˜in ruins within 12 months.
˜The King Who Threw Away A Crown is the real archive history of a man born to be King who refused to behave like one. A man who thought he could use the power and majesty of the throne to pursue his obsession with a twice divorced American mistress “ and of what happened when his bluff was finally called.
The strength of Edwards feelings for his lover sparked the great Abdication crisis of 1936 “ the Year of Three Kings.
Its an old story but seen from a fascinating new perspective, which suggests that in Edwards case the warning signs were there from an early age “ the disastrous upbringing, the intellectual backwardness, the admiration for dictators (Mussolini and Hitler) and the obsession with older women.
A fascinating look at how we have shaped our planet. In our relatively brief time on the planet, mankind has truly changed the world in many ways, from the global scale down to the minutiae of our day-to-day lives. Groundbreaking technological inventions, objects of beauty and genius, agricultural advances and increasingly deadly weapons have continually reshaped the world in which we live. This incredible 3 DVD collection explores just how those changes have come about, and what they mean to all of us. Including inventions such as the telescope and the internet, everyday objects from guitars to wedding rings and everything from fast food to atomic bombs and audio cassettes, these programmes reveal how even the smallest items can have globally significant effects. The results will make you look at the world around you from the TV you re watching to the contents of your pockets in an entirely new way!
Using authentic newsreel footage from the era, discover the reality of life during WWII for those who remained in Britain. It was a difficult time, when every citizen had to share the nations burden, from children, hundreds of thousands of whom were evacuated from cities, to older men and women who had already served their country in previous wars, yet were called upon to form the country's last line of defence, the home guard.
They are experts in guerrilla warfare, sabotage and subversion. Two Weeks In Hell takes you inside their selection process “ a two-week, hellish assessment with tasks specifically designed to mentally and physically smash men down to their core and expose their real character. A Green Beret candidate may think hes the right man for the job, but the Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) will find out. SFAS has only one purpose: find those candidates who have the physical and emotional ability to become Green Berets. Every challenge has its reason, but its like no other selection process in the world. Letting the wrong candidate into this special family gets people killed. For those who try out, its an avalanche of chaos, stress, doubt and a massive dose of œWhat the hell did I get myself into?? Get ready to witness 14 days of HELL!
Law of Attraction & EFT Guide to maximising the 2012 consciousness shift. Ancient texts, wise old masters and up-to-date scientific evidence supports the upcoming shift in universal consciousness. 2012 represents the end of a 26,000 year cycle where all the planets in our universe coming into Galactic alignment. Something wonderful is coming so relax and enjoy the ride!
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