Viceroy’s House: Lord Mountbatten Oversees Partition in 1947

A new film focuses on the last Viceroy Lord Mountbatten overseeing the final transition of British India to Independence in 1947. British rule was coming to an end after 300 years. Viceroy's House, starring Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson, looks at six months of tumultuous history leading up to the creation of two…

Louis Mountbatten: 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Viceroy of India

British naval officer Lord Louis Mountbatten accepted the Japanese surrender during World War II. He was the last Viceroy of India, and also a mentor to Prince Charles. Mountbatten, known as “Dickie” to family and friends, was born Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas on 25 June 1900 at Frogmore House, Windsor. His parents were Prince…