REGENCY SPIES: Secret Histories of Britain's Rebels & Revolutionaries
From the late 1780s until about 1820, the "age of Revolutions", when the French fought for liberty, Britain's upper classes feared revolution was imminent. To keep the country safe, a "war chest" of secret service money funded a network of spies to uncover potential rebels. But even peaceful reformers risked arrest for sedition, and the stakes were incredibly high as Wilkes reveals here. 16 pages of illus.
Publisher: Pen & Sword
Item #: 3822257