January 4, 1937

Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson, Woman of the Year. "In the entire history of Great Britain there has been only one voluntary royal abdication and it came about in 1936 soley because of one woman, Mrs. Simpson... Edward of Wales had had many another friend on the same terms, and Mrs. Simpson was an ordinary divorcée of the international set, definitely not rich and seldom or never mentioned in society columns. In the single year 1936 she became the most-talked-about, written-about, head-lined and interest-compelling person in the world. In these respectes no woman in history has ever equaled Mrs. Simpson, for no press or radio existed to spread the world news they made" (14).