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

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

by John Cooper
     
 

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A captivating exploits of Sir Francis Walsingham—the first great English spymaster and the man who saved Elizabeth I's regime.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, Sir Francis

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A captivating exploits of Sir Francis Walsingham—the first great English spymaster and the man who saved Elizabeth I's regime.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, Sir Francis Walsingham, was prepared to do whatever it took to protect his queen and country. He ran a network of agents across England and Europe who provided him with information about invasions or assassination plots. He encouraged Elizabeth to make war against the Catholic Irish rebels and oversaw the execution of Mary Queen of Scots.The Queen's Agentis 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.

Editorial Reviews

The Sunday Telegraph
“A superb new account of Walsingham and the Tudor age that paints a John le Carré-like world of double dealing and intrigue. The Queen’s Agent brilliantly recreates Elizabethan England in all its cloak-and-dagger intrigue and glory. George Smiley would have liked it.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605985336
Publisher:
Pegasus
Publication date:
12/11/2013
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
765,415
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

John Coopertaught History at Oxford before moving to the University of York.John often lectures on the Tudor Period and is a regular contributor to theTimes Literary Supplement. He lives in North Yorkshire.

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