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The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I

Alford, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 1846142601 / ISBN 13: 9781846142604
Editorial: Allen Lane, London, UK, 2012
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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First printing in clean undamaged black cloth boards with gilt titling to spine. Text pages and illustrations are all very good with no markings or inscriptions. The nicely illustrated eps are clean and free of inscriptions. D/J is unclipped with only very light shelf wear. Despatched same or next working day in protective packaging. N° de ref. de la librería 008511

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Título: The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign ...

Editorial: Allen Lane, London, UK

Año de publicación: 2012

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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In a Europe aflame with wars of religion and dynastic conflicts, Elizabeth I came to the throne of a realm encircled by menace. To the great Catholic powers of France and Spain, England was a heretic pariah state, a canker to be cut away for the health of the greater body of Christendom. Elizabeth's government, defending God's true Church of England and their great queen, could stop at nothing to defend itself. Headed by the brilliant, enigmatic, and widely feared Sir Francis Walsingham, the Elizabethan state deployed every dark art: spies, double agents, cryptography, and torture.

Delving deeply into sixteenth-century archives, Stephen Alford offers a groundbreaking, chillingly vivid depiction of Elizabethan espionage, literally recovering it from the shadows. In his company we follow Her Majesty's agents through the streets of London and Rome, and into the dank cells of the Tower. We see the world as they saw it―ever unsure who could be trusted or when the fatal knock on the door might come. The Watchers is a riveting exploration of loyalty, faith, betrayal, and deception with the highest possible stakes, in a world poised between the Middle Ages and modernity.

About the Author:

Stephen Alford is a fellow in history at King's College, Cambridge, and the author of the acclaimed Burghley: William Cecil at the Court of Elizabeth I, The Early Elizabethan Polity: William Cecil and the British Succession Crisis, 1558-1569, and Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI. He writes for the Times Literary Supplement and other periodicals.

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