Profumo


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Profumo

(prəˈfjuːməʊ)
n
(Biography) John (Dennis). 1915–2006 British Conservative politician; secretary of state for war (1960–63). He resigned after a scandal that threatened the government of Harold Macmillan
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Set in the small British market town of Everham during the Profumo affair (a 1963 scandal during which John Profumo, the Secretary of State for War, was forced to admit to an past, improper sexual relationship with a nineteen-year-old aspiring model), The Country Doctor's Choice is a tale of winding intrigue and star-crossed love.
Profumo later resigned from office and left politics.
Party in May 1940 when a then-young John Profumo, later the Minister for War in the Macmillan government and embroiled in one of the political scandals of the century, voted against his own party, the Chamberlain government, in a censure debate, which resulted in the fall of Chamberlain and the installation of Churchill as Prime Minister.
MANDY Rice-Davies - one of the women at the centre of the Profumo affair which rocked Harold Macmillan's Tory government in the 1960s - has died aged 70.
Along with Christine Keeler and osteopath Stephen Ward, Rice-Davies was a key figure in the 1963 Profumo scandal which rocked the Conservative government.
Tory Minister for War John Profumo had already resigned for lying to the Commons over his affair with Keeler who had also been involved with Russian defence attache and suspected spy Yevgeny Ivanov.
Rice-Davies was a 19-year-old model and nightclub dancer in 1963 when her friend Christine Keeler had an affair with War Secretary John Profumo.
WELSH-born model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the key figures in the 1960s Profumo scandal has died at the age of 70.
The name John Profumo has become synonymous with a striking period property - Cliveden, the Italianate mansion and estate at Taplow, Buckinghamshire.
The 1959 XK150 Drophead Coupe was owned by Dr Stephen Ward, the osteopathic physician who was at the centre of the Profumo Affair in 1963.
The chairman of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Alessandro Profumo, has stated that if the bank's proposed share sale fails, it could threaten the country's banking sector.
1 ( ANI ): A new West End production will be bringing back the story of the infamous 1960s Profumo Affair into the spotlight.