History's Ultimate Spies

May 2020
1:10:00

Elizabeth van Leew (S1E6)

3.0 5 x
The American Civil War was notable for its female spymasters. Hear about the tricks employed by Elizabeth van Leew's network, who smuggled out messages in hollow eggs.
1:00:00

Zofia Potocka and Mata Hari (S1E5)

4.0 8 x
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.
1:10:00

Cardinal Richelieu (S1E4)

3.0 10 x
As Louis XIII's diabolical chief minister, Cardinal Richelieu was feared and hated thanks to his complex spy network. A profile of the snooper who blazed a trail.
1:05:00

Robert Cecil (S1E3)

4.0 5 x
Robert Cecil was a formidable political operator, whose web of informers helped to foil the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605. More about this pioneering agent of espionage.
50:00

Zofia Potocka and Mata Hari (S1E5)

3.0 6 x
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.
50:00

Robert Cecil (S1E3)

3.0 4 x
Robert Cecil was a formidable political operator, whose web of informers helped to foil the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605. More about this pioneering agent of espionage.
1:10:00

Sir Francis Walsingham (S1E2)

4.0 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.
1:00:00

Thomas Cromwell (S1E1)

3.0 8 x
Learn about the wily characters from history who pulled strings. Thomas Cromwell's cloak-and-dagger work helped steer Henry VIII through his troubles.
50:00

Thomas Cromwell (S1E1)

4.0 9 x
Learn about the wily characters from history who pulled strings. Thomas Cromwell's cloak-and-dagger work helped steer Henry VIII through his troubles.
April 2020
1:00:00

Zofia Potocka and Mata Hari (S1E5)

4.0 4 x
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.
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