The Cuckoos' Nest - 500 Years of Cambridge Spies

The Cuckoos' Nest - 500 Years of Cambridge Spies

Christopher Catherwood / Nov 13, 2019

The Cuckoos Nest Years of Cambridge Spies FIVE CENTURIES OF SPIES FROM CAMBRIDGE Spies as Christopher Catherwood s book shows are a Cambridge tradition What do the dramatist and Shakespeare contemporary Christopher Marlowe the Elizabethan

  • Title: The Cuckoos' Nest - 500 Years of Cambridge Spies
  • Author: Christopher Catherwood
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  • Page: 120
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  • FIVE CENTURIES OF SPIES FROM CAMBRIDGE Spies, as Christopher Catherwood s book shows, are a Cambridge tradition What do the dramatist and Shakespeare contemporary Christopher Marlowe, the Elizabethan courtier Sir Francis Walsingham, and Kim Philby, Anthony Blunt, Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean and John Cairncross all have in common The answer is that they were all at CambridFIVE CENTURIES OF SPIES FROM CAMBRIDGE Spies, as Christopher Catherwood s book shows, are a Cambridge tradition What do the dramatist and Shakespeare contemporary Christopher Marlowe, the Elizabethan courtier Sir Francis Walsingham, and Kim Philby, Anthony Blunt, Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean and John Cairncross all have in common The answer is that they were all at Cambridge University and all of them were spies This brilliant new book is the first to unite such a fascinating group of people, and to explore this extraordinary 500 year continuity provided by their place of education This direct continuity is something of which Cambridge and its colleges are very aware, and which makes it such a unique place in the annals of espionage, treachery and intrigue.The murder of Christopher Marlowe in a tavern brawl is still a mystery, a subject upon which many books have been written, none with conclusive results But there is one factor upon which they all agree that his death was directly related to his activities as a spy Some of those involved, such as Robert Poley, were also Cambridge graduates, and with the ideological war with Spain in the 16th century having strong parallels with the similar 20th century struggle of the Cold War not to mention the fight against fascism in the 1930s that recruited many Cambridge students to Marxism , the level of continuity is therefore remarkable yet again.The Cuckoos Nest examines and illustrates the common international themes of the times alongside the domestic political and social atmospheres prevalent and elegantly and fascinatingly weaves them into a spellbinding tale of treachery and treason.

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    About "Christopher Catherwood"

      • Christopher Catherwood

        Christopher Catherwood is a writer and historian based in Cambridge He has taught at the University of Cambridge and the University of Richmond, Virginia An expert on Winston Churchill, his previous books include the bestseller Winston s Folly.


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    1. I bought this book from a tourist shop in Cambridge. Granted, I didn't expect it to be a proper academic essay about the spies but even for entertaining purpose, this book is not up to the standard (let alone the price).First, there is redundant background information about Christopher Marlowe but not enough about what he did as a spy. Maybe it is due to lack of historical records for the matter. Then, it shouldn't warrant such a long chapter about him.Second, Francis Walsingham was ceratinly an [...]


    2. I was given an advance copy of this book for review.I have to admit - this is not my usual field of reading, but I'm willing to give anything a go, and I found myself easily caught up in the world of the Cambridge spies.The author writes about the links between Cambridge and spying, ranging from Christopher Marlowe and Sir Francis Walsingham, to the Big Four (or Five, or Eight! - read the book to understand!) - Blunt, Philby, Burgess and Maclean. He easily draws the links between them - they all [...]


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