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Thursday, 19 July, 2001, 15:28 GMT 16:28 UK
Archer's life in pictures
Jeffrey Archer became a millionaire novelist and darling of the Conservative party before his downfall and eventual jailing for perjury.

BBC News Online looks back at the major events of his once-promising life in pictures.

On the running track in the inter-University match against Cambridge at White City Stadium in London
As an Oxford University athlete in 1964, his contemporaries remember his many false starts

Black and white close-up of Jeffrey and Mary Archer
With his then fiancée Mary, whom he married in 1966

Archer on the 1969 campaign trail
As a Conservative MP for Louth in Lincolnshire in 1969

With the Beatles, in their dressing room during a 1963 concert in Liverpool

Archer, left, applauding; Thatcher, right
In 1986 as Tory deputy chairman, with the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the party conference

 Jeffrey Archer and his wife Mary leaving the High Court in 1987
The 1987 case: Jeffrey and Mary triumphant after winning record libel damages. He denied sleeping with a prostitute

Former PM John Major left, Jeffrey Archer right
John Major attended the Archers' Christmas champagne party at their penthouse flat in 1996

Archer with London mayor Ken Livingstone and Dick Whittington pantomime cat,
Archer, with arch-rival and eventual winner Ken Livingstone, during the 1998 London mayoral race

Lord Archer in 1999
Archer was made a life peer for services to the Conservative Party, and remains a peer despite his jailing for perjury

Lord and Lady Archer and their pet cat Stan in the kitchen of their Grantchester home in Cambridgeshire
The couple held a photocall in 1999, after Archer stood down as mayoral candidate when the alibi stories surfaced

Archer clad in jumper, with weights and unidentified female trainer
With his personal trainer at his home in 1999

Archer on stage with Edward Petherbridge as Sir James Barrington QC
Art imitating life: rehearsing his role in his own play, the courtroom drama The Accused, in 2000



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