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Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage
Her Majesty's Spymaster Elizabeth I Sir Francis Walsingham and the Birth of Modern Espionage
Author: Stephen Budiansky
Queen Elizabeth I and England's First Spymaster — Sir Francis Walsingham's official title was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I, but in fact this pious, tight-lipped Puritan was England's first spymaster. A ruthless, fiercely loyal civil servant, Walsingham worked brilliantly behind the scenes to foil Elizabeth's rival Mary Queen of...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780452287471
ISBN-10: 0452287472
Publication Date: 7/25/2006
Pages: 256
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
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hardtack avatar reviewed Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage on + 1679 more book reviews
I've read two of the author's other books on codes and code-breaking, and enjoyed them. This one was sort of different and I didn't enjoy it as much. Perhaps because it was difficult to keep track of all the players. Maybe because there were so many double and triple agents.

I read the book as I'm also reading Fiona Buckley's mystery series on "Ursula Blanchard," a spy for Elizabeth I. In that series Sir Francis Walsingham plays a prominent role.


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