Private Lives of the Windsors: Lord Mountbatten
Lord Louis Mountbatten, uncle to Elizabeth II's husband, Philip, rose from the ranks of minor royal to major player in the British monarchy and military. A bold risk taker, he led the Royal Navy to major victories in World War II and then oversaw India's independence from Britain. But through it all, he had his sights on getting as close to the throne as he could, a goal that made him many enemies, inside and outside the Royal Family. Through rarely seen personal letters, we track the milestones of his life, up to his assassination in 1979.