Her Majesty's Spymaster
Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage annotated edition
By (author) Stephen Budiansky
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Her Majesty's Spymaster by Stephen Budiansky
Book DescriptionSir 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 Leicester 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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780452287471
(194mm x 144mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Plume Books
Publisher: Plume Books
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Stephen Budiansky
Stephen Budiansky, journalist and military historian, is the author of nine books about history, science, and nature, including Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II. He publishes frequently in The New York Times and The Washington Post and currently serves as a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly.
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