Antony Lentin

Antony Lentin is a senior member of Wolfson College, Cambridge, a barrister and former history professor for the Open University. His books include Lloyd George and the Lost Peaceand General Smuts.
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 ...