Buxton International Festival

Andrew Lownie

The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves, 4:00pm Pavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

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

Once the richest woman in Britain and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs, Edwina Mountbatten emerged from World War Two as a magnetic and talented charity worker loved around the world. Literary agent and prize-winning historian Andrew Lownie’s new book is a nuanced portrayal of two very unusual people and their complex marriage.

Dates & Times

  • Wed 15 Jul 4pm
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12