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St. Andrew's College Review - 2862165798

56,77 z│

St. Andrew's College Review Forgotten Books

Ksi▒┐ki / Literatura obcojŕzyczna

Excerpt from The St. Andrew's College Review: Midsummer, 1911 Little over a year ago the Empire was plunged into grief by the death of a beloved and honored ruler. To-day, throughout the British realm, but more especially in historic London, elaborate preparations are being made for the coronation of the great Peacemaker's son - King George the Fifth. With a wonderful blending of quaint mediŠval custom and of more modern ceremony, a pageant of unwonted splendor is being planned with amazing accuracy of detail and kingly consideration by our indefatigable monarch and his able consort. With all the gorgeousness, all the pomp and grandeur that one year ago attended the royal obsequies, lacking only the sadness of that historic event, the crowning of our King and Queen will add its page to the history of the land and two more names be added to that long and wonderful list of those who have wielded the sceptre for good or ill. Already King George and Queen Mary have taken their place in the heart of Britain and her colonies, and it is safe to prophesy that their reign will be one of prosperity and happiness. The good-will and affection of the Empire is theirs. Long may they reign. During the present school year the reorganization of the College government has been completed, and St. Andrew's College is now conducted as a Trust under the authority of a special Act of the Ontario Legislature passed last session. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Raven Warrior - 2869404192

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Raven Warrior Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of...

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Born of the Highlands, along shores washed by northern seas, Guinevere has accepted the power offered to her by the Dragon Throne and been crowned Queen. Her first duty must be to her homeland and her people, to protect them from the reviled Saxon raiders. Instinct tells her she must strike first or surrender control of the seas, but her chieftains and warlords refuse to accept that their new queen, barely a woman, can know anything of the art of war and offer her an army of misfits and outcasts. Young and untried, Guinevere knows she cannot - must not - fail. Sailing to confront the hated enemy with only this motley band of ill-equipped fighters at her side, she summons the spirits of the dead. But there is a terrible price to pay for their help - a knowledge that will change her utterly. As Guinevere faces the first great test of her reign, so her childhood companion, Black Leg - the shape-shifting son of her adoptive father - begins his own quest to become a man and warrior worthy of this new queen. In his wanderings, he will endure trials both mental and physical, discover inner strengths and, with the Lady of the Lake, primal passions, each experience more perilous, more terrifying, than the last. And when he and Guinevere are finally reunited, the consequences of both their ordeals will unleash a torrent of anguish and desire. For he is the Raven Warrior, the one who will be called Lancelot...Set during the dark age when history and myth collide, "The Raven Warrior" continues Alice Borchardt's breathtaking re-imagining of the timeless tale of a king called Arthur and, of course, of his mercurial queen, Guinevere.

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Kr├│lowe rywalki - 2843644845

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Królowe rywalki PRÓSZYŃSKI MEDIA

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ÔÇ×Kr├│lowe rywalkiÔÇŁ to porywaj─ůca i autentyczna opowie┼Ť─ç o przebieg┼éej, ┼╝─ůdnej w┼éadzy Katarzynie Medycejskiej i wytwornej, nami─Ötnej kr├│lowej Margot ÔÇô matce i c├│rce ÔÇô kt├│rych konflikt ukszta┼étowa┼é histori─Ö XVI-wiecznej Europy. Pochodz─ůca z mo┼╝nego florenty┼äskiego rodu Medyceuszy Katarzyna s┼éyn─Ö┼éa z makiawelicznej polityki i bezwzgl─Ödnych ambicji. Dominowa┼éa na tronie Francji przez trzydzie┼Ťci lat, podczas kt├│rych kr├│lestwo by┼éo rozdzierane przez starcia polityczne i religijne. Jej najm┼éodsza c├│rka Ma┼égorzata, powszechnie podziwiana jako jedna z najpi─Ökniejszych kobiet Europy, by┼éa upartym, wolnym duchem i jedyn─ů przeciwniczk─ů, kt├│rej matce nie uda┼éo si─Ö zastraszy─ç ani ujarzmi─ç. Pod pretekstem pojednania Katarzyna zaaran┼╝owa┼éa ma┼é┼╝e┼ästwo ┼╝arliwej katoliczki Ma┼égorzaty i jej kuzyna Henryka z Nawarry, przyw├│dcy stronnictwa protestant├│w. Zaledwie pi─Ö─ç dni po ceremonii zainicjowa┼éa brutaln─ů rze┼║, podczas kt├│rej stracili ┼╝ycie wszyscy ┼Ťlubni go┼Ťcie pana m┼éodego oraz przesz┼éo pi─Ö─ç tysi─Öcy protestant├│w w ca┼éej Francji. Ma┼égorzata ÔÇô zniewalaj─ůca, inteligentna i wielkoduszna ÔÇô stan─Ö┼éa w obliczu przejmuj─ůcej decyzji, od kt├│rej zale┼╝a┼é los ca┼éego kr├│lestwa. Ksi─ů┼╝ka ÔÇ×Kr├│lowe rywalkiÔÇŁ to pe┼éna szczeg├│┼é├│w i napisana ze swad─ů, ┼╝ywa opowie┼Ť─ç o w┼éadzy i mi┼éo┼Ťci, wielkiej polityce, dworskich intrygach, zdradach, zbrodniach i wielkich skandalach renesansowej Francji. Nancy Goldstone studiowa┼éa histori─Ö na Cornell University. Jest r├│wnie┼╝ absolwentk─ů Columbia University. Jej zainteresowania skupiaj─ů si─Ö g┼é├│wnie wok├│┼é wybitnych kobiecych postaci ┼Ťredniowiecznej Europy. W┼Ťr├│d napisanych przez ni─ů biografii znajduj─ů si─Ö m.in. ÔÇ×Four Queens: The Proven├žal Sisters Who Ruled EuropeÔÇŁ, ÔÇ×The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and SicilyÔÇŁ oraz ÔÇ×The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of ArcÔÇŁ.

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England's Queens - 2869724912

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England's Queens Amberley Publishing

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Henry VIII's six wives have made a name for themselves in English history. After Henry broke with Rome in order to divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and marry his second, Anne Boleyn, he managed to fit five marriages into the space of fourteen years. These six women brought queenship into the early modern era. His daughters, Mary I and Elizabeth I, found themselves in an almost unprecedented position as reigning queens. From these Tudor women to the present, each queen has a unique story to tell. The unhappy Sophia Dorothea of Celle was imprisoned for over thirty years by her husband George I when her affair was discovered. Her lover, Count von Konigsmarck was murdered. Queen Victoria spent her childhood secluded with her overprotective mother, even sharing the same bedroom until the day when she was proclaimed queen and finally freed herself from her mother's control. Nearly eighty women have sat on the throne of England, either as queen regnant or queen consort and the voices of all of them survive through their writings and those of their contemporaries. For the first time, the voices of each individual queen can be heard. This volume charts the course of English queenship from Henry's wives through the Tudors, Stuarts, Hanoverians, right up to the House of Windsor and our current queen, Elizabeth II.

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Frederick the Great - 2869736160

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Frederick the Great Random House US

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The definitive biography of the legendary autocrat whose enlightened rule transformed the map of Europe and changed the course of historyžžFew figures loom as large in European history as Frederick the Great. When he inherited the Prussian crown in 1740, he ruled over a kingdom of scattered territories, a minor Germanic backwater. By the end of his reign, the much larger and consolidated Prussia ranked among the continent's great powers. In this magisterial biography, award-winning historian Tim Blanning gives us an intimate, in-depth portrait of a king who dominated the political, military, and cultural life of Europe half a century before Napoleon.žžA brilliant, ambitious, sometimes ruthless monarch, Frederick was man of immense contradictions. This consummate conqueror was also an ardent patron of the arts who attracted painters, architects, musicians, playwrights, and intellectuals to his court. Like his fellow autocrat Catherine the Great of Russia, Frederick was captivated by the ideals of the Enlightenment-for many years he kept up a lively correspondence with Voltaire and other leading thinkers of the age. Yet, like Catherine, Frederick drew the line when it came to implementing Enlightenment principles that would curtail his royal authority.žžFrederick's terrifying father had instilled in him a stern military discipline that would make the future king one of the most fearsome battlefield commanders of his day, while deriding as effeminate his passion for modern ideas and fine art. Frederick, driven to surpass his father's legacy, challenged the dominant German-speaking powers, including Saxony, Bavaria, and the Hapsburg Monarchy. It was an audacious foreign policy gambit, and one at which Frederick, against the expectations of his rivals, succeeded.žžIn examining Frederick's private life, Blanning also carefully considers the question of Frederick's sexuality, finding evidence that Frederick lavished gifts on his male friends and maintained homosexual relationships throughout his life, while limiting contact with his estranged and unloved queen to a single visit a year.žžThe story of one man's life and the complete political and cultural transformation of a nation, Tim Blanning's sweeping biography takes readers inside the mind of the monarch, giving us a fresh understanding of Frederick the Great's remarkable reign.

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Goodnight Sweet Prince - 2869497371

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Goodnight Sweet Prince CONSTABLE & ROBINSON

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Mystery surrounds the death of Queen Victoria's grandson England, 1892. Victoria, Queen and Empress, is in the 54th year of her reign, when her grandson Prince Eddy, eldest son of the Prince of Wales, is found slaughtered in his bed at Sandringham. Terrified of more royal scandal, the Prince of Wales and his spindoctors decide to cover up the facts and the murder is disguised as death by influenza. Lord Francis Powerscourt, an Irish investigator, is privately asked to find the killer. His quest takes him on a journey through the prince's debauched and dissolute past, across Europe to the misty waterways of Venice where, amidst scandal and suicide, Powerscourt finally unravels the mystery of the sweet prince's last goodnight. Praise for the book - 'In this excellent novel, Dickinson weaves a tale of blackmail and murder among the royals late in Victoria's reign& [his] knowledge of the arts, history and literature is nothing if not exhaustive, and adds enormously to the overall background& One hopes to see more of Lord Powerscourt and his friends in the near future' - "Publishers Weekly". 'This is detective fiction in the grand style; the characters and the plot soar upwards and carry us in their wake. Powerscourt's debut in this intoxicating book is the start of a gilded life in the archives of crime' - James Naughtie.

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Fires of Faith - 2848130015

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Fires of Faith YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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The reign of Mary Tudor has been remembered as an era of sterile repression, when a reactionary monarch launched a doomed attempt to reimpose Catholicism on an unwilling nation. Above all, the burning alive of more than 280 men and women for their religious beliefs seared the rule of 'Bloody Mary' into the protestant imagination as an alien aberration in the onward and upward march of the English-speaking people. In this controversial reassessment, the renowned reformation historian Eamon Duffy argues that Mary's regime was neither inept nor backward looking. Led by the queen's cousin, Cardinal Reginald Pole, Mary's church dramatically reversed the religious revolution imposed under the child king Edward VI. Inspired by the values of the European Counter-Reformation, the cardinal and the queen reinstated the papacy and launched an effective propaganda campaign through pulpit and press. Even the most notorious aspect of the regime, the burnings, proved devastatingly effective. Only the death of the childless queen and her cardinal on the same day in November 1558 brought the protestant Elizabeth to the throne, thereby changing the course of English history.

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Lonely Planet Seattle - Celeste Brash - 2850903381

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Lonely Planet Seattle - Celeste Brash

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Opis - Lonely Planet: The world"s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Seattle is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Make your pilgrimage to the top of the iconic Space Needle, add your gum to the wall at Pike Place Market and pay homage to Jimi Hendrix at the EMP Museum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Seattle and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Seattle Travel Guide: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, music, cuisine, lifestyle, nightlife Free, convenient pull-out Seattle map (included in print version), plus over 30 color maps Covers downtown, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Belltown, Seattle Center, Queen Anne, Lake Union, Capitol Hill, the U District, Green Lake, Fremont, Ballard, Discovery Park, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Seattle, our most comprehensive guide to Seattle, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for just the highlights of Seattle" Check out Pocket Seattle, a handy-sized guide focused on the can"t-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage" Check out Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world?s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every Seattle, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves Nazwa - Lonely Planet Seattle Autor - Celeste Brash Oprawa - Miŕkka Wydawca - Lonely Planet Kod ISBN - 9781786573322 Kod EAN - 9781786573322 Rok wydania - 2017 Jŕzyk - angielski Format - 13.0x20.0cm IloŠ stron - 256 Podatek VAT - 5%

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Personal Rule of Charles I - 2869725747

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Personal Rule of Charles I YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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After Charles I's succession to the English throne in 1625, he transformed the political landscape of the country, dissolved parliament, and began a period of eleven years of personal rule. This authoritative reevaluation of Charles I's personal rule yields rich new insights into his character, reign, politics, religion, foreign policy and finance, as well as the importance of parliament and the process of government without it. In doing so, the book offers a vivid new perspective on the origins of the English Civil War. 'A book written with verve, lucidity, and grace ...It is a magnificent achievement: scholarly history on a grand scale, presented with stylishness and panache.' John Adamson, 'The Sunday Telegraph' 'A truly breathtaking and brilliantly sustained narrative based on a mind-boggling array of sources.' 'History' 'An impressive book ...its discussion of the main characters and their motives is riveting ...Its evidence will remain an invaluable contribution to Stuart studies.' Ronald Butt, 'The Times' 'Discussion of English affairs under Charles will now start from Sharpe's work.' 'Renaissance Studies' 'A monumental new work ...with an enormous amount of valuable information. ' Derek Hirst, 'Times Literary Supplement' 'A major work of historical scholarship.' Hugh Trevor-Roper, 'The Weekend Telegraph' 'The largest and most wide-ranging analysis of the personal rule that has ever been written ...This is history on a bold and exciting scale, which seeks to cover all aspects of government in a way that few historians would now dare to attempt ...A treasure-trove of new and exciting material.' Anthony Milton, 'History Today' 'A very considerable tour de force.' Patrick Collinson, 'The Observer' Kevin Sharpe was director of the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and professor of renaissance studies at Queen Mary, University of London.

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Jonathan Swift - 2854319754

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Jonathan Swift Faber & Faber Poetry

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In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was born in Dublin, of English parents, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. London-based for many years, and a noted satirist during the reign of Queen Anne, he returned to Dublin in 1713 as Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Gulliver's Travels appeared in 1726. Derek Mahon was born in Belfast in 1941, studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and has held journalistic and academic appointments in London and New York. He has received numerous awards including a Lannan Award and the Scot Moncrieff Translation Prize. His Collected Poems was published in 1999.

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Swift's Politics - 2826646727

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Swift's Politics Cambridge University Press

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Modern scholarship has represented Jonathan Swift as both an Old Whig and a non-Jacobite Tory. Ian Higgins' contextual reassessment of Swift's political writing and recorded opinion considers the interpretative problems they present. It explores the consonance of Swift's political writing with militant Jacobite Tory writing on affairs of Church and State, and demonstrates Swift's dissimilarity from the Old Whig writers with whom modern criticism has misleadingly identified him. Swift's writings of the 1690s, during the last four years of Queen Anne's reign, and after the Hanoverian succession are shown to contain Jacobitical political implications when examined in their context in the 'paper wars' of the period. Higgins concentrates on the partisan meanings of the great satires A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver's Travels, and represents Swift (as he was read by his contemporaries) as a disaffected High Church Anglican extremist with Jacobite inclinations.

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Winston Churchill - 2869346658

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Winston Churchill SHIRE PUBLICATIONS

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?Sir Winston Churchill was one of Britain's greatest leaders and an iconic figure. Prime Minister twice (1940-5 and 1951-5), his political career - with its many ups, downs, controversies and achievements - spanned over sixty years, from the reign of Queen Victoria to that of Queen Elizabeth II, reaching its zenith with his heroic and indomitable leadership during the Second World War. Churchill had also, as a young army officer, taken part in the last great cavalry charge in British history, written a novel, a great deal of journalism and many works of history (winning the Nobel Prize for Literature), and shown great promise as an amateur painter and bricklayer. This book provides an illustrated introduction to the story of this unique, flawed and brilliant individual.

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1711 Expedition to Quebec - 2854210444

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1711 Expedition to Quebec Bloomsbury Academic

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In 1711, the newly formed Great Britain launched its first attempt to conquer French North America. The largest military force ever assembled to fight on the continent was dispatched and combined with colonial American units in Boston before proceeding up the St Lawrence River for Quebec. An additional colonial force set out from Albany to march on Montreal - but neither Briton nor colonist reached their respective targets. Adam Lyons looks at the expedition as a product of the turbulent political environment at the end of Queen Anne's reign and as a symbol of a shift in politics and strategy. Its failure proved to be detrimental to the reputation of the expedition's naval commander, Rear-Admiral Sir Hovenden Walker, but Lyons shows how true blame should lie with his political master, Secretary of State Henry St John, who ensured the expedition's failure by maintaining absolute control and secrecy. The 1711 Expedition to Quebec demonstrates how the expedition helped to alter British policy by renewing an interest in 'blue water', or maritime, operations that would gain dominance for Britain in commerce and at sea. This strategy would later see huge success, ultimately resulting in the fall of Quebec to Wolfe and the eventual conquest of French North America in the Seven Years War.

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The Strangest Family - 2854355690

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The Strangest Family William Collins

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An intensely moving account of George III's doomed attempt to create a happy, harmonious family, written with astonishing emotional force by a stunning new history writer. George III came to the throne in 1760 as a man with a mission. He was determined to break with the extraordinarily dysfunctional home lives of his Hanoverian predecessors. He was sure that as a faithful husband and a loving father, he would be not just a happier man but a better ruler as well. During the early part of his reign it seemed as if, against all the odds, his great family project was succeeding. His wife, Queen Charlotte, shared his sense of moral purpose, and together they raised their fifteen children in a climate of loving attention. But as the children grew older, and their wishes and desires developed away from those of their father, it became harder to maintain the illusion of domestic harmony. 'The Strangest Family' is an epic, sprawling family drama, filled with intensely realised characters who leap off the page as we are led deep inside the private lives of the Hanoverians. Written with astonishing emotional force by a stunning new voice in history writing, it is both a window on another world and a universal story that will resonate powerfully with modern readers.

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Watchers - 2854186828

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Watchers Penguin

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The acclaimed and enthralling story of the dark side of Elizabethan rule, from Stephen Alford Elizabeth I's reign is known as a golden age, yet to much of Europe she was a 'Jezebel' and heretic who had to be destroyed. The Watchers is a thrilling portrayal of the secret state that sought to protect the Queen; a shadow world of spies, codebreakers, agent provocateurs and confidence-men who would stop at nothing to defend the realm. Reviews: "Forget Le Carre, Deighton and the rest - this is more enthralling than any modern spy fiction". (Daily Telegraph). "Absorbing and closely documented...Alford vividly evokes this murky world of codes, ciphers, invisible ink, intercepted letters, aliases, disguises, forgeries and instructions to burn after reading ...flowing narrative [and] crisp judments ...engrossing". (Guardian). "[Alford] has brought a dash of le Carre to the 16th century". (The Times (Book of the Week)). "A vivid and staggeringly well-researched portrait of the sinister side of Elizabethan England...This is a spectacular book. It sheds new light on plots that most historians have ceased to explore and brings less famous conspiracies to the attention of the general reading public". (Herald). "Fascinating...If you want to know the inside story of this struggle, the dark heart of calculation and the fight for survival, then this is the book to read. I know no better". (Spectator). About the author: Stephen Alford is the author of the acclaimed biography Burghley: William Cecil at the Court of Elizabeth I and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He taught for fifteen years at Cambridge University, where he was a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of History and a Fellow of King's College. He is now Professor of Early Modern British History in the University of Leeds.

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