History's Ultimate Spies

August 2018

January 29, 2016

3.0 3 x
The American Civil War was notable for its female spymasters. Hear about the tricks employed by Elizabeth van Lew's effective network, who smuggled out messages in hollow eggs.

February 19, 2016

3.0 1 x
Hear the amazing true tale of Zofia Potocka, the beautiful lover of Grigory Potemkin who may have ran a successful spy network in the Russo-Turkish War of the late 18th century.

February 12, 2016

3.0 1 x
As Louis XIII's diabolical chief minister, Cardinal Richelieu was feared and hated thanks to his complex spy network. A profile of the super snooper who blazed a trail in espionage.

February 26, 2016

3.0 4 x
History's scheming spymasters in profile. Hear all about the remarkable cunning of Francis Walsingham, whose spy network foiled many plots against Queen Elizabeth I.
December 2017

February 5, 2016

3.0 7 x
Robert Cecil was a formidable political operator, whose web of informers helped to foil the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Learn more about this pioneering agent of espionage.
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