ThamesHouse.Net wins release of Tory paedophile documents
15 May
11:26

ThamesHouse.Net wins release of Tory paedophile documents

ThamesHouse.Net has obtained the release of previously secret files under the Freedom of Information Act, documenting paedophile offences by the former Tory MP Viscount Hinchingbrooke, known latterly as Victor Montagu after disclaiming the title Earl of Sandwich. Several newspapers this weekend have reported parts of the story, which began with our…

Hitman tells BBC of Thorpe case murder plot
06 Dec
4:37

Hitman tells BBC of Thorpe case murder plot

Following Jeremy Thorpe’s death last Thursday, BBC Radio 4 yesterday broadcast for the first time an interview with the original hitman hired to murder Thorpe’s ex-lover Norman Scott. Denis Meighan from Chiswick, South London, told the BBC’s Tom Mangold that he was approached in 1975 by representatives of a ‘Mr…

Jeremy Thorpe dies: will the truth emerge?
05 Dec
12:29

Jeremy Thorpe dies: will the truth emerge?

With the death of Jeremy Thorpe earlier today, media attention will focus again on the murky world of 1970s cover-ups and conspiracy theories involving several intelligence agencies. Veteran journalist (and biographer of CIA legend James Jesus Angleton) Tom Mangold – who interviewed several of the participants in the interlocking scandals of…

Charles Napier related to fellow paedophile in MI6
18 Nov
4:50

Charles Napier related to fellow paedophile in MI6

Former schoolteacher Charles Napier today entered guilty pleas to more than twenty paedophile offences, admitting abuse of 21 boys under 16 between September 1967 and April 1972.  For most of this period he was teaching at Copthorne Prep School in Sussex. Charles Scott Napier was born into the very heart…

Daily Mail’s Blairite spin against ex-MI6 boss
17 Nov
8:58

Daily Mail’s Blairite spin against ex-MI6 boss

In today’s Daily Mail gossip columnist Sebastian Shakespeare – the 21st century Nigel Dempster – pens a lazy attack on former MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove, who for the past decade has been Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. In reporting the alleged embezzlement of £300,000 by a member of the…

Top Tory was MI5 target
14 Nov
2:36

Top Tory was MI5 target

One of the most prominent British politicians of the 20th century was targeted by MI5 – the UK’s Security Service which counters subversion, espionage and terrorism. The investigation of Sir Keith Joseph – who was to serve in Conservative cabinets during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s and was considered the closest political…

Welcome to Thames House Books
11 Nov
5:32

Welcome to Thames House Books

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Welcome to the website of Thames House Books.  In the New Year this site will feature the first of a series of publications exploring hidden aspects of Britain’s 20th century history, drawing on recently published records of the Security Service (MI5), the wartime Special Operations Executive (SOE) and the Foreign…