Attempts to access the Mountbattens’ diaries that cover India’s Partition are being stonewalled: Scroll

(Jenny Hocking is an Emeritus Professor at Monash University. The column was published in The Scroll on August 4, 2021)

  • An immense trove of the most important royal historical material for decades has quietly been released in the United Kingdom. These are the diaries of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his wife Lady Edwina, from the 1920s until 1968. As the last great-grandchild and godchild of Queen Victoria, uncle of Prince Philip and adored great-uncle of Prince Charles, Mountbatten exercised a “Rasputin-like influence” in the court of Queen Elizabeth…

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