A Chilean aristocrat, she married army officer Augusto Pinochet. When he led a military coup she became First Lady, known for her temper and love of wealth.
He lived with his wife in the most primitive of conditions in rural Staffordshire and went to war with hikers, climbers, local authorities and the police.
Always at Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s side, she was her Diary Secretary and was present for all the significant events in her premiership. Tessa also made a significant contribution to the world of music.
Helen worked for the Special Operations Executive in the war, organising resistance in France. She later became a business woman and tireless worker for charity. She was the driving force behind Mildmay Hospital, an AIDS hospice and had to overcome fierce opposition until she got the support of Princess Diana.
Michael founded Keston College in Bromley which was dedicated to the spreading of reliable religious information in communist countries. He was awarded the Templeton Prize for his work.