operating in Britain
throughout World War II
and part of the cold war
. Blunt was a member of the Cambridge Four
, a group of upper-crust traitor
s who did untold damage to British
It is believed that Blunt recruited all three of his compatriots, although he denied it.
Despite striking a deal for anonymity in exchange for his confession, Blunt was eventually exposed by Margaret Thatcher and stripped of his knighthood. He died in disgrace (but still fantastically wealthy) in 1983.