Anthony Blunt

Standard Name: Blunt, Anthony


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Friends, Associates Anita Brookner
Her friends included her former teacher the art historian and spy-master Anthony Blunt , publisher Carmen Callil , novelist Julian Barnes , who met her in 1984 when they were both on the Booker shortlist...
Friends, Associates Kathleen Raine
KR felt she was an outsider at Cambridge because she did not come from the upper or upper-middle classes, and because many of her friends there were also outsiders for various reasons. However, they did...
Friends, Associates Edith Templeton
In 1984 the novelist Anita Brookner met ET at Bordighera. After their meeting, according to Templeton, they corresponded until the friendship was broken by Templeton's shock at discovering that Brookner had trained with Anthony Blunt
Instructor Anita Brookner
AB was educated at James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich, South London. She embarked on a general BA at King's College, London but found the course boring. At the suggestion of a lunchtime lecturer...


25 May 1951: Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, friends from...

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25 May 1951

Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean , friends from their Cambridge days, who had been spying for the Soviet Union from positions of some influence within the British establishment, fled to Russia.

13 February 1956: Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, English spies...

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13 February 1956

Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean , English spies who had fled on 25 May 1951 to the Soviet Union (whose undercover agents they had been), gave a press conference which riveted British attention on the...

15 November 1979: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher revealed...

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15 November 1979

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher revealed that Sir Anthony Blunt , distinguished art historian and Master of the Queen's Pictures, had spied for Soviet Russia.


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