Kennedy was born in 1885 and educated at Harrow and Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1901 he joined the staff of The Times and was their correspondent in Paris and the Balkans, 1991-14. He served in World War One in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Intelligence Corps, and the Scots Guards (winning the MC, and the Croce di Guerra).
In 1919 he rejoined The Times and served there until 1942. From 1942-5 he was Diplomatic correspondent, European Division, BBC.
Among his publications were "Old Diplomacy and New; From Salisbury to Lloyd George", 1922; "Britain Faces Germany", 1937; "Salisbury (1830-1903); Portrait of a Statesman", 1953; and (Ed.) "My Dear Duchess", 1956
He died in December 1965.
Journals and press cuttings
The papers were given to Churchill College in January 1985 by Mrs Le Mesurier (his daughter).
The Papers are owned by Churchill College, Cambridge