Description - Walsingham by Alan Haynes
Through his talented spies Walsingham built a case against Mary through her letters - which are suspected now to have been forged by Walsingham himself - and which eventually brought about a death warrant for Mary from Elizabeth. He later discovered information about the attack of the Spanish Armada - which was sent by an outraged King Philip of Spain who accused Elizabeth of regicide. Yet in later years, Elizabeth all but ignored her spymaster. Walsingham, distrusted for being too powerful and having information that might implicate others in Mary's demise, was removed from office. He died penniless two years later.
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Author Biography - Alan Haynes
Alan Haynes is a prolific writer on Elizabethan and seventeenth century history. A member of the Royal Historical Society, his other books include The Elizabethan Secret Services, Sex in Elizabethan England and The Gunpowder Plot.