Invisible Power: The Elizabethan Secret Services, 1570-1603

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Invisible Power is an unrivalled and impeccably detailed account of the 'secret services' operated by the great men of Elizabethan England. The clandestine efforts of hard-pressed privy councillors of Elizabeth I resulted from the collective Protestant fear provoked by the exile of the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots. Anybody with a claim to the English throne was viewed with suspicion as a potential focus for religious malcontents and foreign meddlers. By stealthy efforts at home and abroad the Elizabethan spy clusters became forces to be feared. Kidnapping, surveillance, conspiracy, counterespionage, theft and the laying of false trails were just a few of the methods employed to defeat the ever-present threat of regicide. Illustrated throughout, Invisible Power challenges many stale notions about espionage in Renaissance England, and presents very complex material in an absorbing way, so that the reign of Elizabeth I is shown in a compellingly new and bold light.

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Chapter One Abduction and Execution
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Chapter Two Home and Abroad
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Chapter Three An Enigma and Secrets
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