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Andrew Lownie

Andrew Lownie: The Mountbattens

Monday 31 May | 1 - 2pm

£8 Venue: Carriage Shop Theatre, Derby College (Roundhouse) DE24 8JE

A major figure behind his nephew Philip’s marriage to Queen Elizabeth ll - and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten name - Dickie Mountbatten’s career included being Supreme Allied Commander of Southeast Asia during World War Two and the last Viceroy of India.

Once the richest woman in Britain and a socialite who enjoyed numerous affairs, Edwina Mountbatten emerged from World War Two as a much loved and very effective charity worker.

From British high society and the South of France to the battlefields of Burma and the Viceroy's House in India, this is a rich and filmic story whose characters include all the key figures of the Second World War from Churchill and Montgomery to Roosevelt and Eisenhower.

Free parking is available for attendees of events at Derby College.

Image copyright Nina Hollington.

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