Her friends and colleagues included people in Scotland Yard, forensic scientists, lawyers, and politicians (for example, the former Prime Minister John Major
and his wife Norma
). She was a member of the Detection Club
P. D. James
Prime Minister John Major
arranged for PDJ
a Life Peerage, and she became Baroness James of Holland Park.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Christmas Day 1950
Four Scottish Nationalist
students removed from Westminster Abbey in London the Stone of Scone, on which Scottish kings had been crowned until Edward I
seized it in 1296.
28 November 1990
resigned (having lost in a ballot for party leader on the 20th), and John Major
became Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative party.
9 April 1992
The general election returned the Conservative Party
under its new leader, John Major
, to power, to the surprise of pollsters who had predicted a Labour
16 September 1992
On what became known as Black Wednesday, the pound sterling was driven out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism
which tied it in with other European currencies: that is particularly the deutschmark.