This is how Lady Furness described Mrs Simpson's early life to Edward:Wallis was born in Baltimore. She never knew her father.He died when she was five months old.But her mother was a strong and loving woman, and Wallis was a happy child.When she was twenty, she married a man called Winfield Spencer.For the first few years they were happy together. But one day Winfield lost some money in the street.He was very angry. When he came home, he took a bottle of whisky from a cupbodrd and began to drink.That night he hit Wallis in the mouth. She screamed and he hit her again.There was blood on her face and she was shaking like a leaf.Please, Winfield, she said. No more.But Winfield took her arm and pulled her up the stairs.You're my prisoner. he shouted at her, and you're not going to leave.Then he pushed her into the bathroom and locked the door.The next morning Wallis went back to her family．'I can't stay with him，'she said．'I want a divorce．'