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English estate where Edward VIII had affair with Wallis Simpson on the market for £2.7M

A lot of history went down at this property

The 15th-century estate outside of London where, mostly notably, Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India hid out while having a series of affairs, including with Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee that he later abdicated the throne in order to marry, is now on the market for £2.695 million. It is, as you might imagine, quite nice.

The house was restored in 2012 after being severely damaged in a fire. The current owners have lived there for over three decades, but enough about them. One of the former owners was a guy named Lord Cholmondeley, who was friends with Edward VIII, and allowed him use of his own little apartment.

Inside Edward VIII's secret love nest: Grade II-listed country pile with an orchard, a tennis court and a pool where the royal wooed Wallis Simpson goes on sale for £2.7million [Daily Mail]