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Invisible Agents

Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain by Nadine Akkerman

A study revolving about the English Civil War. I found it particularly interesting in terms of spycraft, and the frequent bumbling incompetence, and the discussions about folding letters (which could make it impossible to open without revealing your tampering), and stenography (all the more important in that owning a cypher key was illegal).
Tags: history reviews: 15th-18th centuries
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