Uncovered: The Spy Who Lost Her Clothes


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A dress recovered from a 400 year old shipwreck reveals secrets of Charles I’s court on the eve of the Civil War. (Source: The Guardian)

IsaacOliverunknownwomaninmasquecostume1609Unknown woman in masque costume, miniature by Isaac Oliver, 1609. Image: Wikipedia
In the Masque of Queens, everybody finds out eventually that they are taking part in an illusion.

A Story of Guile at the Stuart Court

Anne of DenmarkBetrayed Queen No 1: Anne of Denmark, wife of James VI of Scotland and I of England, by Paul van Somer, 1617. Image: Wikipedia.

She was a cultured woman in a difficult marriage to a gay, frequently drunk, pedant. Her patronage of the arts added lustre and prestige to the disreputable, faction-ridden Jacobean court that lurched from plot to counter-plot while James deluded himself that a king with bishops could keep the balance of power.

She loved hunting and dancing, and commissioning and performing in the…

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