Spying for Queen and Country

Spying for Queen and Country
 
  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Spying for Queen Elizabeth I was very different from modern-day intelligence services - or was it? This lecture brings together historian Stephen Alford and Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6, and will discuss Tudor spies and the modern-day secret service.

This lecture celebrates 500 years since the birth of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, an intelligence-gatherer for Elizabeth I across Europe, who also brought his son, Sir Robert Cecil, into the world of secret Elizabethan intelligence. 

The lecture also looks at the use of secret communications like codes and cipher.

Cost: Free of Charge


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2021-03-23 18:00 2021-03-23 18:00 Europe/London Spying for Queen and Country This lecture celebrates 500 years since the birth of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, an intelligence-gatherer for Elizabeth I across Europe, who also brought his son, Sir Robert Cecil, into the world of secret Elizabethan intelligence. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/03/23/spying-for-queen-and-country-251191 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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