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The watchers : a secret history of the reign of Elizabeth I

Author: Stephen Alford
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Alford, Stephen, 1970-
Watchers.
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012
(OCoLC)815779395
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of England; Elizabeth, Queen of England
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Alford
ISBN: 9781608190096 1608190099
OCLC Number: 772106559
Description: xvii, 397 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 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.
Other Titles: Secret history of the reign of Elizabeth I
Responsibility: Stephen Alford.

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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.

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