I've left you: Historian's break-up letter to Communist Party revealed



The bitter break-up between one of Britain's most famous left-wing academics and the Communist Party has been revealed in newly released secret files.
Documents released by the National Archives at Kew show for 20 years the historian and peace campaigner E P Thompson - best known for his ground-breaking social history The Making Of The English Working Class - was the subject of MI5 surveillance.
Professor Thompson, a long-time member of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB), first came to the attention of the security service in 1943 when, as a lieutenant serving in the Army, he... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 24
Source: Belper News
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