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  • ISBN 0752450468
  • ISBN13 978-0752450469
  • Language English
  • Author Alan Haynes
  • Publisher The History Press; paperback / softback edition (July 1, 2009)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats txt azw mbr docx
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Europe
  • Size ePub 1552 kb
  • Size Fb2 1736 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
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The England of Elizabeth was a nation under threat, both from factions within and great powers without. Opposition to the Protestant establishment meant that the queen and her court constantly believe themselves menaces by subterfuge and plots. In this fragile climate, spies and spy networks were of cardinal importance. This is an unrivaled and impeccably detailed account of the "secret services" operated by the great men of Elizabethan England. By stealthy efforts at home and abroad the Elizabethan spy clusters became forces to be feared. Kidnapping, surveillance, conspiracy, counter-espionage, theft, and lying were just a few of the methods employed to defeat the ever-present threat of regicide. This book challenges many stale notions about espionage in Renaissance England and presents complex material in an absorbing way, so that the reign of Elizabeth I is shown in a compellingly new and bold light.

By stealthy efforts at home and abroad the Elizabethan spy clusters became forced to be feared

By stealthy efforts at home and abroad the Elizabethan spy clusters became forced to be feared. Kidnapping, surveillance, conspiracy, counter-espionage, theft and lying were just a few of the methods employed to defeat the ever-present threat of regicide. This book challenges many stale notions about espionage in Renaissance England and presents complex material in an absorbing way, so that the reign of Elizabeth I is shown in a compellingly new and bold light.

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The Elizabethan Secret Services (Paperback). Alan Haynes (author). Publisher: The History Press Ltd ISBN: 9780752450469 Number of pages: 240 Weight: 250 g Dimensions: 200 x 120 x 20 mm.

The Elizabethan Secret Services Paperback – July 1, 2009. Alan Haynes is a prolific writer on Elizabethan and 17th-century history. His other books include Walsingham, Sex in Elizabethan England, and The Gun Powder Plot. by. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central.

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The Elizabethan Secret Services - Alan Haynes. Treason begets spies and spies treason as Sir John Harington, a godson of Elizabeth I, noted in a puzzled reflection on cause and effect. There were almost as many compelling reasons for being a spy as there were spies themselves – belligerent conviction, self-interest, family necessity, vanity, desperation and perhaps a low threshold of boredom. Those named in this book, rescued from obscurity, were commanded by the great men of the Elizabethan Privy Council through their own secretaries.

The Elizabethan Secret Services. Published: 29-05-2009.

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Road.to sliver
If you are interested in how Elizabeth I managed to fight off all the enemies that surrounded her, both within her country and without, then this book will give you some great insights into her methods.
When Protestant minded Elizabeth I came to the throne in 1558, she was surrounded by powerful Catholic enemies. These included Philip of Spain, Catherine de Medici and Mary, Queen of Scots. Many plots were hatched to dethrone Elizabeth. Most of the popular plots sought to replace her with the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots married to a suitably royal and Catholic English member of the nobility. Elizabeth however, managed to survive all of these machinations thanks to the existence of an extremely large secret service.
This little book describes the background to each of the plots that sought to destroy England's first Protestant queen. Plots, sub-plots, spying, infiltration, deceit, double agents, hidden codes... it's all here. Those interested in the life of Mary, Queen of Scots will love the chapters that focus on the events that led to her execution.
Buzatus
While the subject matter itself is fascinating, the author somehow manages to stifle the enthusiasm, perhaps due to his inadequate writing skills. The book lacks an overall coherence and the author's gluey expressions and cumbersome syntax make it a slog to read. Where was the copy-editor?
Skillet
The best book available to reveal the practical and varied uses of substitution and transposition codes in 16th century spy reports. Codes used by Christopher Marlowe and Robert Poley are covered. This book led me to discover name code in Shakespeare's Sonnets. Will's substitution codes are numbers and name puns. His transposition codes are anagrams, often scrambled but exactly doubled sets of letters. The word "name" is used 17 times in 14 sonnets to alert the reader to look for name code. Alan Haynes gives many wonderful examples of cyphers and decoded communications including the use of the number "32" and the pun word "Pallas" for Queen Elizabeth I.