During the brief reign of the Queen Mary, Francis Walsingham was a Protestant exile in Italy. Returning home when Elizabeth assumed the throne, from 1570 he became a diplomat to the arch-pragmatist queen. He was often troubled by her inconsistent policy decisions and for allowing the exile in England of Mary Queen of Scots. His triumph came in ...
During the brief reign of the Queen Mary, Francis Walsingham was a Protestant exile in Italy. Returning home when Elizabeth assumed the throne, from 1570 he became a diplomat to the arch-pragmatist queen. He was often troubled by her inconsistent policy decisions and for allowing the exile in England of Mary Queen of Scots. His triumph came in 1587 when Mary was at last beheaded after the cunning defeat of the Babington plot. A powerful, if enigmatic figure, loathed by his adversaries and deeply admired by friends and allies, Walsingham became the master coordinator of a feared pan-European spy network. His spies underpinned his organization of national resistance to the Spanish Armada, but devotion and duty to Elizabeth was costly, and Walsingham died two years later in penury. Historian and storyteller Derek Wilson delves deeply into the life of a fascinating and highly influential figure, bringing us tales of deceit, betrayal, and loyalty along the way; popular history of the highest caliber.
Very Good Condition in Very Good jacket. All the books pages appear to be clean. Light shelf and corner wear. Binding is still in good condition. Scuffing and creasing to the books DJ. 288 pp. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: History; Education. ISBN: 0786720875. ISBN/EAN: 9780786720873. Inventory No: 1561007990.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Carroll & Graf Very Good Hardcover in Very Good Dustjacket Edition not stated. Maroon cloth bound book silver lettered at spine, spine ends bumped, lower corner light bump, clean, unmarked. Decorated dustjacket image of Sir Francis Walsingham-detail, John de Critz. Thirteen illustrations follow pg. 116, maps, charts. Derek Wilson brings a lifetime's understanding of the Tudor period on one of its most misunderstood figures. He re-evaluates the counselor's role within the court, offering new insights into the political landscape of Elizabeth's England and a new portrait of Elizabeth herself. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 2007 unstated Edition. 6.25"x9.5" tall; xii, 274pp. Indexed with Notes and Bibliography.
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