London, Sept 2 : Madonna has claimed that Wallis Simpson, who was involved in an affair with King Edward VIII, has always been wrongly maligned by history books.
Madonna has penned down and directed a new film, `W. E.', which has recast Simpson as a romantic heroine and Queen Elizabeth as the vindictive sister-in-law.
"Wallis Simpson was much maligned in history books. I think people didn't understand the choice the King made to give up his position and it changed English history - it changed the history of the world in many ways," the Telegraph quoted her as saying at the at the Venice Film Festival.
"Often people greet unfamiliar circumstances with fear and they tried to diminish her as a human being because they didn't understand this choice," she added.
She also added that the King's passion for the woman he loved, for whom he could even renounce his throne, inspired her to make the movie. (ANI)