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  • The Guardian - TV News
Elizabeth I: War On Terror | Shopgirls: The True Story Of Life Behind The Counter | Alison Steadman's Shetland | The Auction House | Penny Dreadful | Amber | Europe's Immigration Disaster

Elizabeth I was waging her own war on terror back in murky Tudor England. With Catholicism driven underground and a series of assassination attempts foiled, Elizabeth's chief weapon against such threats was Francis Walsingham, her principal secretary and so-called spymaster. Espionage techniques haven't changed that much, as seen in this absorbing look at how Protestant forces with international connections hoped to place her second cousin Mary Queen of Scots on the throne. Ben Arnold

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