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Intelligence and espionage in the reign of Charles II, 1660–1685

Marshall, A (2003) Intelligence and espionage in the reign of Charles II, 1660–1685. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521521277

Abstract

This is the first history and analysis of the intelligence and espionage activities of the regime of Charles II (1660–85). It is concerned with the mechanics, activities and philosophy of the intelligence system which developed under the auspices of the office of the Secretary of State and which emerged in the face of the problems of conspiracy and international politics. It examines the development of intelligence networks on a local and international level, the use made of the Post Office, codes and ciphers, and the employment of spies, informers and assassins. The careers of a number of spies employed by the regime are examined through a series of detailed case studes. The book provides a balanced portrait of the dark byways of Restoration politics, particularly in the 1660s and 1670s, and fills an important gap in the current literature.

Item Type: Book
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Part of the 'Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History' series.

Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
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Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2014 21:08
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 16:10
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/3162
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