Antony Lentin is a Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Barrister. Formerly a Professor of History and Law Tutor at the Open University, he is the author of The Last Political Law Lord: Lord Sumner (1869–1934) (2009) which forms a companion volume to this book. His other interests include the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, on which he has written Guilt at Versailles: Lloyd George and the Pre-History of Appeasement (1985), Lloyd George and the Lost Peace (2001), and General Smuts (2010). His most recent book is Banker, Traitor, Scapegoat, Spy? The Troublesome Case of Sir Edgar Speyer (2013). He has published widely on eighteenth-century Russia and has edited The Odes of Horace for Wordsworth Classics.