Simon Kinder

Simon Kinder is deputy head at Gresham’s School, where he teaches history. He has a particular interest in espionage linked to the Gresham spies such as Donald Maclean and Cedric Belfrage.
Antony Lentin: the Rise and Fall of Sir Edgar Speyer
Sir Edgar Speyer was a much admired US-born philanthropist who, among his many contributions, founded the Whitechapel Art Gallery, financed the construction of new tube lines, and rescued the Proms from collapse. Shortly after the outbreak of WWI, however, Speyer was accused of being a spy. In Banker, Traitor, Scapegoat, Spy? Antony Lentin outlines Speyer’s dramatic rise and fall: a moral tale that encapsulates the tragedy and injustice of war. He ...