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Elizabeth's Spy Master: Francis Walsingham and the Secret War That Saved England

Elizabeth's Spy Master: Francis Walsingham and the Secret War That Saved England
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Description: Francis Walsingham was the first 'spymaster' in the modern sense. His methods anticipated those of MI5 and MI6 and even those of the KGB. He maintained a network of spies across Europe, including double-agents at the highest level in Rome and Spain - the sworn enemies of Queen Elizabeth and her protestant regime. His entrapment of Mary Queen of Scots is a classic intelligence operation that resulted in her execution. As Robert Hutchinson reveals, his cypher experts, ability to intercept other peoples' secret messages and his brilliant forged letters made him a fearsome champion of the young Elizabeth. Yet even this machi ... (more)
Manufacturer: Weidenfeld Military
Release date: 12 April 2006
ISBN-10 : 0297846132 |
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