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    Intelligence and Espionage in the Reign of Charles II, 1660-1685 (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Alan Marshall, Series edited by Anthony Fletcher, Series edited by John Guy, Series edited by John Morrill

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    DescriptionThis is the first history and analysis of the intelligence and espionage activities of the regime of Charles II (1660-85). It is concerned with the mechanics, activities and philosophy of the intelligence system which developed under the auspices of the office of the Secretary of State and which emerged in the face of the problems of conspiracy and international politics. It examines the development of intelligence networks on a local and international level, the use made of the Post Office, codes and ciphers, and the employment of spies, informers and assassins. The careers of a number of spies employed by the regime are examined through a series of detailed case studes. The book provides a balanced portrait of the dark byways of Restoration politics, particularly in the 1660s and 1670s, and fills an important gap in the current literature.

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    Intelligence and Espionage in the Reign of Charles II, 1660-1685
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Marshall, Series edited by Anthony Fletcher, Series edited by John Guy, Series edited by John Morrill
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 356
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521521277
    ISBN 10: 0521521270

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    13 November 2003
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    '... a wide ranging account of the intelligence service under Charles II. It is interesting and often illuminating, and it will probably be a long while before it is superseded as a study of this subject.' Royal Stuart Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The Restoration secretariat and intelligence, 1660-1685; 2. Intelligence and the post office; 3. Local intelligence networks in the north of England; 4. Taking the 'Ruffian's Wage': spies and secret agents; 5. The spies of the early Restoration regime, 1660-1669; 6. The spies of the later Restoration regime, 1667-1685; 7. The foreign and diplomatic scene; 8. 'An Italian Trick, not used in England': assassination; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index