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nov. 20, 2007, 12:07 pm

Has anyone here read Derek Wilson's new life of Walsingham? (Sir Francis Walsingham: A Courtier in an Age of Terror)
I'm interested in a life of Walsingham, but there's a plethora of recent ones and I don't know which to choose. Apparently Alan Haynes' is good, though I've also read some mixed reviews of that one. Can anyone help me out?


nov. 20, 2007, 12:43 pm

How about Her Majesty's Spymaster? It's not exactly a full-scale, 400-page kind of biography. But short can be a good thing, especially in an introductory book.

Editat: març 6, 2011, 9:34 am

I'm so in love with Walsingham.

Or maybe I'm just so in love with Geoffrey Rush.

nov. 22, 2007, 1:47 pm

Anyone have Robert Hutchinson's England's Spymaster? I have not yet read it, but the style is forthright - the very first sentence compares him to Winston Churchill.

Editat: nov. 30, 2007, 1:47 am

#2: How about Her Majesty's Spymaster?

A friend of mine who is a Walsingham scholar says it's pretty good.

feb. 8, 2009, 8:34 pm

I was entering some data into Queen Elizabeth's record just now, adding Relationships, and you have no idea how tempting it was to add Francis Walsingham under "Agents" :-)