Andrew Lownie: The Mountbattens - Their Lives and Loves
Thur 10 Oct
14:00 - 15:00
In the 40th anniversary year of Lord Mountbatten’s assassination by the IRA, author Andrew Lownie takes a fresh look at the lives of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten.
Uncle to Prince Philip, Dickie Mountbatten was a major figure in his nephew’s marriage to Queen Elizabeth II, while his career included being Supreme Allied Commander of S E Asia during WWII and the last Viceroy of India. His marriage to Edwina, a wealthy socialite, was complex, strewn with numerous affairs. They were an unusual couple, who knew everyone of note in the 20th century.
This is their extraordinary story.