Not Just the Tudors

17th Century Female Spies

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Accounts of numerous 17th female spies have lain undiscovered in archives for centuries. They reveal that these remarkable women were much more than the honey-trap accomplices of a Stuart-era George Smiley. In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Suzannah Lipscomb is joined by the author of 'Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain' to talk about her fascinating quest to unearth the plots and conspiracies surrounding these extraordinary women.  

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