Wallis Simpson is granted a divorce from her second husband – 27 October 1936

Posted on October 25th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

At the Ipswich Assizes on 27 October 1936, Wallis Simpson was granted a divorce from her second husband, Ernest Simpson, on the grounds of her husband’s adultery.

Here is a very interesting contemporary nerwspaper report on the courst case, with the attention-grabbing headline, ‘Society Divorce Case’.

historical newspaper report on wallis simpson

The Courier and Advertiser – Wednesday 28 October 1936

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19361028/134/0007

historical newspaper report on wallis simpson

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