"A gripping story of Elizabethan realpolitik revealed in step-by-step detail. Bossy knows more about this intriguing chapter in Elizabethan politics than anyone else.." -- Charles Nicholl, Sunday Times
"Bossy tells the story with all his familiar narrative flair." -- Ralph Houlbrooke, Times Literary Supplement
"Bossys case is most persuasive and his sleuthing is meticulous and exhaustive. He is also a witty writer." -- Frank McLynn, Literary Review
About the Author
John Bossy, emeritus professor of history at the University of York, is also the author of Giordano Bruno and the Embassy Affair (ISBN 0 300 0, new NB paperback, [pound]8.99*), also published by Yale University Press.