Throughout WW II and the Cold War, Britain’s Secret Service was compromised by a group of privileged, Cambridge-educated Englishmen who consistently betrayed their country by working for Stalin’s Russia. Until he was publicly exposed in 1979 and stripped of his knighthood, Sir Anthony Blunt, Keeper of the Queen’s Pictures, seemed to personify the Establishment. But as an undergraduate in the 1930s, after meeting Guy Burgess, he became a communist and later a spy. This book is an examination of how this brilliant art historian, appalled by the poverty and deprivation of 1930s Britain, as were so many of his contemporaries, became enmeshed in the series of events that made him a traitor to his country and the class which had nurtured him. Illustrated with black and white photos