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    DescriptionElizabeth I came to the throne at a time of insecurity and unrest. Rivals threatened her reign; England was a Protestant island, isolated in a sea of Catholic countries. Spain plotted an invasion, but Elizabeth's Secretary, Francis Walsingham, was prepared to do whatever it took to protect her. He ran a network of agents in England and Europe who provided him with information about invasions or assassination plots. He recruited likely young men and 'turned' others. He encouraged Elizabeth to make war against the Catholic Irish rebels, with extreme brutality and oversaw the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. "The Queen's Agent" is a story of secret agents, cryptic codes and ingenious plots, set in a turbulent period of England's history. It is also the story of a man devoted to his queen, sacrificing his every waking hour to save the threatened English state.


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    Title
    The Queen's Agent
    Subtitle
    Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Cooper
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571218271
    ISBN 10: 057121827X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    BIC subject category V2: JPSH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 3JB
    DC23: 942.055092
    Thema V1.0: JPSH, NHD
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    05 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Cooper studied and taught History at Oxford before moving to the University of York. His first book explored the power of propaganda in Tudor England, and he co-edited the catalogue of the 'Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill' exhibition at the Tower of London. He is currently working on the sixteenth-century Palace of Westminster. John enjoys giving public lectures on the Tudors and writing for the Times Literary Supplement. He lives in North Yorkshire with his wife, the author Suzanne Fagence Cooper, and their two daughters.