Definition of Anthony Blunt from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Anthony Blunt

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(1907-83) a British spy (= person employed to find out secret information) who gave British secrets to the Soviet Union. He was a member of the group called the Cambridge spies, which also included Burgess, Maclean and Philby. He was a successful art historian, working for the Queen, who made him a knight. When in 1979 it was discovered that he was a spy, his knighthood was taken away from him.