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Francis Walsingham (Chiselhurst, Kent, c. 1532 - Londres, 6 de abril de 1590) fue un político inglés, Secretario principal de la reina Isabel I de Inglaterra desde el 20 de diciembre de 1573 hasta su muerte y es recordado popularmente como su «maestro de espías».
Detail of a portrait of Sir Francis Walsingham, circa 1587, by John de Critz. NPG, London. Queen Elizabeth's Spymaster
Detail of a portrait of Sir Francis Walsingham, circa 1587, by John de Critz. NPG, London.
SPIES: Sir Francis Walsingham (c. 1532 – 6 April 1590) was Principal Secretary to Elizabeth I of England from 1573 until 1590, and is popularly remembered as her "spymaster". Walsingham is frequently cited as one of the earliest practitioners of modern intelligence methods both for espionage and for domestic security. He oversaw operations which penetrated the heart of Spanish military preparation, gathered intelligence from across Europe, and disrupted a range of plots against the queen.
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Sir Francis Walsingham, brilliant spy master to Queen Elizabeth I.