The Spy Who Painted the Queen

    The Spy Who Painted the Queen

    The Secret Case Against Philip de Laszlo

    Phil Tomaselli

    History Press 2015

    Paperback 256pp Illustrated

    9780750960533   Product Code: 24569

    In 1917 Philip de Laszlo, a society portrait painter whose sitters included the Pope, Edward VII, the Emperor of Austria and - later - the young Princess Elizabeth, was interned for trading with the enemy. After the war he cleared his name. Now, however, this book examines MI5 records to reveal that an agent, whose anonymity prevented the evidence from being used in court, believed de Laszlo was supplying Germany with information on British politics and industry.

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