Thankfully, the Queen's spymaster general Sir Francis Walsingham
(Laurence Rickard) has a nose for trouble and sniffs out treachery in the ranks.
SUPERHERO SURPRISE ACCORDING to Laurence, one of the characters he plays, Sir Francis Walsingham
, thinks he's Batman.
SLAP-SOLED SHOES OWNED BY BATA SHOE MUSEUM, TORONTO, BUT STORED IN UK SAID to have been worn by Queen Elizabeth I, these extravagant 16th-century shoes most likely belonged to her lady in waiting, Frances, daughter of Elizabeth's spy master, Sir Francis Walsingham
THE QUEEN'S AGENT: FRANCIS WALSINGHAM AT THE COURT OF ELIZABETH I by John Cooper (Faber and Faber, pounds 20) THE first Queen Elizabeth's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham
(c1532-1590) was one of the most powerful men in England, but has remained a shadowy figure until now.
Throughout Mary's imprisonment, many plots to murder Elizabeth were uncovered by the Queen's ministers, especially her Secretary, Sir Francis Walsingham
Because of his many talents, he is recruited by the Queen's spymaster, the all-powerful Sir Francis Walsingham
It may not be an accurate history lesson but the film is distinguished by another virtuoso performance from Blanchett with Clive Owen as a dashing Sir Walter Raleigh and Geoffrey Rush an insidious presence as spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham
Independent scholar Wilson uses as proof the largely unknown career of Sir Francis Walsingham
, a member of Elizabeth's closest inner circle, and evidence of political spin and state-sponsored terrorism.
Queen Elizabeth I Cate Blanchett Sir Francis Walsingham
Geoffrey Rush Sir Walter Raleigh Clive Owen Robert Reston Rhys Ifans King Philip II of Spain Jordi Molla Bess Throckmorto Abbie Cornish Mary Stuart Samantha Morton Sir Amyas Paulet Tom Hollander Spanish Archbishop Antony Carrick Dr.
In also denying that the queen's councilors attempted to pressure her to act, Mears apparently overlooked the Babington Plot, nurtured by Sir Francis Walsingham
Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham
, and the Birth of Modern Espionage.
Then there's the war of the spies behind the Iron Curtain - and how Elizabeth I's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham
, kept tabs on Mary Queen of Scots as she wrote coded letters to her fellow conspirators.