Bernard Berenson may have been an important player in Western Intelligence circles during the 20th century.

He was an associate of Hugh Trevor-Roper, Rosamond Lehmann, Sir Harold Acton and William Mostyn-Owen among others.

Hugh Trevor-Roper, who worked for MI6, wrote to him frequently.

Rosamond Lehmann was an intimate of the Bloomsbury set

Sir Harold Acton was a multi-millionaire and close to the queen.

Berenson's first trip to Europe, in 1887, was underwritten by a group of Boston sponsors that included Isabella Stewart Gardner.

Berenson was a special advisor to the Duveen Brothers.

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