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The Resource Her Majesty's spymaster : Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the birth of modern espionage, Stephen Budiansky

Her Majesty's spymaster : Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the birth of modern espionage, Stephen Budiansky

Label
Her Majesty's spymaster : Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the birth of modern espionage
Title
Her Majesty's spymaster
Title remainder
Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the birth of modern espionage
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Budiansky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Scots and outwit Catholic Spain and France, which had arrayed their forces behind her. Though he cut an incongruous figure in Elizabeth's worldly court, Walsingham managed to win the trust of key players like William Cecil and the Earl of Leceister before launching his own secret campaign against the queen's enemies. Covert operations were Walsingham's genius; he pioneered techniques for exploiting double agents, spreading disinformation, and deciphering codes with the latest code-breaking science that remain staples of international espionage. Budiansky recounts how this legendary spymaster invented the art and science of modern espionage and in the process set Elizabethan England on the path to empire
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SFR
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Her Majesty's spymaster : Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the birth of modern espionage, Stephen Budiansky
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Plume book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-235)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1572: Murder in Paris. An ill-fitting shoe -- Less peril as enemies -- 1532-72: Making of a spymaster. A particular kind of gentleman -- The Queen's perilous course -- A most unwelcome guest -- 1573-83: Mr. Secretary. Intelligencers and scoundrels -- Adversaries and moles -- 1583-87: The bosom serpent. The Throckmorton Plot -- Letters in cipher -- The final act -- 1584-90: War at last. Old friends and enemies -- A traitor in Paris -- Forearmed
Control code
ocm71252673
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 235 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780452287471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71252673
  • (OCoLC)71252673
  • (Sirsi) b13787391
Label
Her Majesty's spymaster : Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the birth of modern espionage, Stephen Budiansky
Publication
Note
"A Plume book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-235)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1572: Murder in Paris. An ill-fitting shoe -- Less peril as enemies -- 1532-72: Making of a spymaster. A particular kind of gentleman -- The Queen's perilous course -- A most unwelcome guest -- 1573-83: Mr. Secretary. Intelligencers and scoundrels -- Adversaries and moles -- 1583-87: The bosom serpent. The Throckmorton Plot -- Letters in cipher -- The final act -- 1584-90: War at last. Old friends and enemies -- A traitor in Paris -- Forearmed
Control code
ocm71252673
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 235 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780452287471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71252673
  • (OCoLC)71252673
  • (Sirsi) b13787391

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