The Crown in Crisis is a well-researched and detailed study of the abdication of British King Edward VIII on the brink of World War II. However, non-Anglophiles may find all the characters and what their jobs entail rather confusing. Though I can envision future university students citing this book in their term papers.
For fans of The Crown, The Crown in Crisis is a nice prequel showing an even more crazy time in the history of British royalty. It makes Meghan and Harry’s exit seem almost mundane. 3.5 stars.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.