Articles Tagged 'John Profumo'

Christine Keeler

50th Anniversary of Profumo Scandal

Let’s celebrate history’s seamier side. It was 50 years ago today (June 5) that John Profumo, the British Secretary of State and a rising politician in the Conservative Party, resigned in disgrace after having been caught having an affair with Christine Keeler, a 19-year old topless dancer at a London club. Here’s a BBC report marking the […]

Christine Keeler

Infamous British Political Scandals: The Profumo Affair

Anglophenia’s look at British political scandals, occasioned by the series State of Play (airing Wednesdays at 10/9c), continues with a look at what many people would consider to be the mother of all modern British scandals: the Profumo Affair, which combined sex, politics and Cold War espionage. In 1961, Secretary of State for War John […]