The Peer And The Gangsterthe Peer And The Gangster

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In July 1964, the Sunday Mirror ran a front-page story headlined: PEER AND A GANGSTER: YARD ENQUIRY. While withholding the names of the principal subjects, the newspaper reported that the Metropolitan Police had ordered an investigation into an alleged homosexual relationship between 'a household name' from the House of Lords and a leading London underworld figure. Bob Boothby was the Conservative lord in question, and Ronnie Kray the gangster. The story threatened a scandal more explosive than that of the previous year's Profumo affair, which had brought an end to Macmillan's premiership. So began one of the most extraordinary cover-ups in British history - a rapid rear-guard action involving eminent figures from the political firmament (including the then Prime Minister and Home Secretary), the Security Service, the Metropolitan Police, the legal profession and the media. Within a couple of weeks the story had been killed off. Now, for the first time, the full saga of the cover-up - and its far-reaching consequences - can be revealed.
The Peer and the GangsterThe Peer and the Gangster
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Daniel Smith
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-03 - Publisher:

In July 1964, the Sunday Mirror ran a front-page story headlined: PEER AND A GANGSTER: YARD ENQUIRY. While withholding the names of the principal subjects, the newspaper reported that the Metropolitan Police had ordered an investigation into an alleged homosexual relationship between 'a household name' from the House of Lords
The Peer and the GangsterThe Peer and the Gangster
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Daniel Smith
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-02 - Publisher:

The true story of how Lord Boothby and Ronnie Kray almost brought down the Establishment ... and how the Establishment saved itself
The Peer and the Gangster
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Daniel Smith
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-10 - Publisher: The History Press

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Honourable Misfits
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Marie Le Conte
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-22 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Politicians are weird - we can all agree on that. But do you know how much weirder they used to be? If not, Honourable Misfits is the book for you. Spanning from the past 700 years, this is a celebration of the oddest and most eccentric MPs the House of
Two Minutes to Midnight
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Roger Hermiston
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-18 - Publisher: Biteback Publishing

January, 1953. It is eight years on from the most destructive conflict in human history and the Cold War has entered its most deadly phase. An Iron Curtain has descended across Europe, and hostilities between the United States and the Soviet Union have turned hot on the Korean peninsula, as