Astonishingly, the patrician Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, was initially in disbelief that not only could such things happen, but worse, that the trusted, brilliant John Profumo
could have been embroiled in them.
THE WIFE British actress Valerie Hobson with John Profumo
Keeler's scandal or the Profumo Affair, as it was widely known, originated with a sexual relationship between John Profumo
, Secretary of State for War in Harold Macmillan's Conservative government, and the then 19-year-old Christine Keeler, a would-be model.
, the minister whose infamous affair brought down the Macmillan government, fled from the press to Avon Carrow, his family home in Stratford-on-Avon, after the scandal broke.
Stephen Ward introduced John Profumo
, former secretary of state for war, to showgirl Christine Keeler at a bash at Lord Astor's Cliveden home in Berkshire.
THE secrets of 60s goodtime girl Christine Keeler's affair with war minister John Profumo
may NEVER be revealed, the House of Lords has been told.
It centres on Stephen Ward, the society fixer accused of introducing Minister of War John Profumo
with Christine Keeler, the showgirl who was also bedding a Soviet spy.
HALF a century ago John Profumo
, Secretary of State for War, lied in the House of Commons about having an affair with the call girl Christine Keeler.
CONSERVATIVE politician John Profumo
made a statement to the House of Commons on March 22, 1963, denying any impropriety with the model Christine Keeler (pictured).
Among them was a rising politician called John Profumo
, and when she married him in 1954 they were a golden couple.
We had the scandal of the John Profumo
affair in 1963 and the pros and cons of the Falklands War in 1982.
Did John Profumo
, the former Tory politician who died recently, have any connection with racing?