The Watchers

The Watchers

A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I

Book - 2012 | 1st U.S. ed
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A gripping account of the unflagging battle by spies, code breakers, ambassadors and confidence-men who sought to protect Elizabeth I from the most powerful rulers of Europe who conspired to destroy her, their plans most fully realized by the Spanish Armada.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781608190096
Branch Call Number: 942.05 Alfo
Characteristics: xvii, 397 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: A secret history
Spying out the land. Ten days in November ; The lion's mouth ; English Roman lives ; 'Judas his parts' ; Paris and London ; Hunting Edmund Campion ; Out of the shadows
Enemies of the state. 'Sundry wicked plots and means' ; The secret lives of William Parry ; 'The enemy sleeps not' ; 'A very unadvised enterprise' ; Dangerous fruits ; Alias Cornelys ; Sleights of hand ; Framing the labyrinth
Politics and money. An axe and an armada ; 'Good and painful long services' ; Platforms and passports ; The fall and rise of Thomas Phelippes ; Politics and prognostications ; Ends and beginnings


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Jan 03, 2013

This book helped me to develop deeper insights into the importance of the Reign of Elizabeth, the Protestant Queen of England. I have read of this reign before, and even took a college class on it, but this book brought me to a deeper understanding of Europe and England at that place in history and how it affected our current world.

debwalker Dec 07, 2012

Engaging study of the dark side of Elizabethan England - espionage, betrayal, treason and torture.


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