Jeffrey Archer

Author from United Kingdom,England

Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is a best-selling English author and former politician whose political career ended with his conviction and subsequent imprisonment (2001–03) for perjury and perverting the course of justice. Alongside his literary work, Archer was a Member of Parliament (1969–74), and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party (1985–86). He was made a life peer in 1992. Jeffrey Howard Archer was born in the City of London Maternity Hospital. He was two weeks old when his family moved to the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, where he spent most of his early life. He has an older brother born out of wedlock, also originally called Jeffrey, who was put up for adoption at an early age. The brother assumed the name David Brown and only discovered his relationship to Archer in 1980, even though Archer already apparently knew this, according to the journalist Michael Crick. His father, William (died 1956), was sixty-four when Archer was born. In 1951, he won a scholarship to Wellington School, in Somerset (not to be confused with the public school Wellington College, which is possible from the ambiguous biography in  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare
Date of birth
Place of birth
United Kingdom,England
Mary Archer Baroness Archer of Weston-super-Mare
James Archer
Author, Politician, Writer, Playwright, Novelist

Political career

Party From To
Conservative Party


Institution From To
Brasenose College, Oxford
University of Oxford
Wellington School, Somerset

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