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First class biography of a hidden man,
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This review is from: The Queen's Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I (Kindle Edition)
This book is a really good read. Given that biographies generally get more difficult to write the further you go back in time - the sources just get less and less - and that the subject was involved in espionage - so deliberately hid things, the author has done well to produce such a well-rounded portrait of her subject.
There are gaps, where we simply don't know things, but the author does well to point these out and offer suggestions.
The style is eminently readable, and well-paced, and it gives a good feel for the times, and what it was like to work in the court of Elizabeth.
If you are interested in this period of history, then this book is a must.