Why Wavell? with Victoria Schofield

Why Wavell? with Victoria Schofield
 
  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 Free

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

A lecture by Victoria Schofield, military historian and commentator on South Asian affairs.

In this 75th anniversary year, our guest Victoria Schofield, a well known authority on the region, explains why Field Marshal Earl Wavell was chosen as Viceroy of India, a position he held from 1943-47 during the critical years of the negotiations leading up to India and Pakistan's independence.

She also explains the contribution he made and examines the frequently asked question: Why was he abruptly dismissed and what might have happened had he remained as Viceroy instead of being replaced by Admiral Lord Mountbatten?

This promises to be an illuminating evening for all those interested in understanding more about this troubled region and what the future might hold - here is your opportunity to hear from one of the foremost expert on South Asian politics.

About the speaker:

Victoria Schofield is an independent writer and historian specialising in the politics of South Asia. Her other publications include Kashmir in the Crossfire (1996), Afghan Frontier: at the Crossroads of Conflict (2010), Wavell, Soldier and Statesman (2006 & 2010) and The Fragrance of Tears: My friendship with Benazir Bhutto (2020).

She is also the author of a two-volume history of The Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment (2012 & 2017).

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  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 Free

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