The Russian revolution, was a great catastrophe, greatly influenced by the hereditary disease of Haemophilia. The partition of India was another disaster which I have never wholly understood. It was the subject, among many others which my parent’s generation never discussed. The film, The Viceroys House, explains the latter very simply, on refection there is a connection here. Some families are definitely blighted and the human disaster that enfolded in India has left a terrible legacy. It is interesting that the Mountbatten’s tipped India into freefall in one of the worst misuses of power in history, Louis Mountbatten was closely related to the misguided Tsarina of Russia who also used her power without responsibility, an ego trip if ever there was one.
Mountbatten was also an egomaniac, cut from the same cloth and his influence upon the great and the good continued unstintingly until he came to a terrible end in what would seem to be a fulfilment of the curses laid upon him, as he presided over the death of millions of men women and children. Who knows if the horrible death of Princess Diana might not have occurred had his beloved nephew Prince Charles had not heeded the advice to marry a young incompetent girl who was mercilessly used by the so called establishment who then abandoned her to the hounds of fete. Yes of course he was duped by Winston Churchill , but what do I know? Not much actually except that it always comes back to bite you like a chess game played with people ( pieces) who are entirely expendable.