The Queen's Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I (BOK)

John Cooper

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Elizabeth I came to the throne at a time of insecurity and unrest. Rivals threatened her reign; England was a Protestant island, isolated in a sea of Catholic countries. Spain plotted an invasion, but Elizabeth's Secretary, Francis Walsingham, was prepared to do whatever it took to protect her. He ran a network of agents in England and Europe who provided him with information about invasions or assassination plots. He recruited likely young men and 'turned' others. He encouraged Elizabeth to make war against the Catholic Irish rebels, with extreme brutality and oversaw the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. "The Queen's Agent" is a story of secret agents, cryptic codes and ingenious plots, set in a turbulent period of England's history. It is also the story of a man devoted to his queen, sacrificing his every waking hour to save the threatened English state.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter John Cooper
Forlag
FABER & FABER
ISBN 9780571218264
Antall sider 400 Dimensjoner 16,1cm x 24cm x 3,4cm
Vekt 661 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Espionage & secret services