Charles Nicholl, 12 March 1992
Show More Giordano Bruno and the Embassy Affair by John Bossy.
Yale, 294 pp., £16.95, September 1991, 0 300 04993 5Show More
The Elizabethan Secret Service by Alison Plowden.
Harvester Wheatsheaf, 158 pp., £30, September 1991, 0 7108 1152 7Show More
The Lord of Uraniborg: A Biography of Tycho Brahe by Victor Thoren.
Cambridge, 523 pp., £40, May 1991, 0 521 35158 8Show More
“... they could tell you about other people. If Bossy’s study is a triumph of close historical focus, Alison Plowden’s The Elizabethan Secret Service is an achievement in the opposite direction. She covers the history of the service over a period of about thirty-five years, touching on covert operations in Scotland, France, Spain and the Low Countries, as ...”