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The Resource The Watchers

The Watchers

Label
The Watchers
Title
The Watchers
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Alford
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 its leader, the 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 their own 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
Summary
Presents a history of the sixteenth-century monarch's secret service and its ruthless war against England's enemies, evaluating the contributions of Sir Francis Walsingham while profiling the dark intelligence practices of the period
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Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
941
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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a secret history of the reign of Elizabeth I
Label
The Watchers
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781608193622
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Watchers
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9b695ddc-5a6a-40d5-9f40-3ed469e10ff6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781608193622
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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