Melita Norwood

This weeks Illustrated Woman in History was submitted by Vikki Shakeshaft. It is featured in the Women’s History Month 2019 zine. Click here to buy.

Melita Norwood was a British civil servant at the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association. It was later discovered that she had supplied the KGB with state secrets for 30 years. She was described as “both the most important British female agent in KGB history and the longest serving of all soviet spies in Britain.

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