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, 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 Prime Minister when Macmillan resigned on health grounds following the Profumo scandal.
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