John Profumo

Standard Name: Profumo, John


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Textual Features Sybille Bedford
This volume makes its strong impression through the juxtaposition of the pleasures of food, wine, movement, and places with the horrors of human violence and cruelty and the well-meant but often in practice grotesque or...
Textual Production Brigid Brophy
After John Profumo resigned from the Cabinet on 4 June 1963 following his detection in a lie to the House of Commons about his relationship with a prostitute, the BBC commissioned BB for a talk...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Ali Smith
Autumn centres around the intergenerational friendship of 32-year-old art-history lecturer Elisabeth Demand and her childhood neighbour, the clever and lively Daniel Gluck, now 101 years old and quietly existing in a care home. Through silent...


4 June 1963: John Profumo, Secretary of State for War,...

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4 June 1963

John Profumo , Secretary of State for War, resigned after he was found to have lied in the House of Commons about his relations with call-girl Christine Keeler .

19 October 1963: Sir Alec Douglas-Home (Conservative) became...

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19 October 1963

Sir Alec Douglas-Home (Conservative) became Prime Minister when Macmillan resigned on health grounds following the Profumo scandal.


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