The Queen's Agent: Sir Francis Walsingham and the Rise of Espionage in Elizabethan England Kindle Edition

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Editorial Reviews


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

“Fascinating. John Cooper neither vilifies nor lionizes his subject, preferring to set his actions in context. The author’s lucid and readable study of this ‘most subtle searcher of hidden secrets’ does much to show that Walsingham’s work was odious though necessary.” —The Literary Review

About the Author

John Cooper studied and taught history at Oxford before moving to the University of York. Cooper often lectures on the Tudor period and is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement. He lives in North Yorkshire with his wife, the author Suzanne Fagence Cooper. 

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  • File Size : 3174 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 402 pages
  • Publication Date : February 5, 2013
  • Publisher : Pegasus Books (February 5, 2013)
  • Language: : English
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
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    4.1 out of 5 stars 54 ratings