Although they never formally declared war against each other, England and Spain were in conflict for more than half of the forty-something years that Elizabeth the First sat uneasily on the English throne and Philip the Second menacingly wielded the Spanish sceptre. For twenty of those years, from 1585 to 1605, the most English of Englishmen was employed by Spain as a Roman Catholic counter intelligence operative. The Corisco Conspiracy is an account of his exploits in the Catholic underground.
Most of the characters in these memoirs were real-life contemporaries of the author. Those readers who are familiar with the history of Elizabethan and Jacobean England will therefore enjoy perusing his autobiography all the more for having previously encountered some of the prominent figures in other settings.
Raphael Soné, Blogger
Canada 23 April, 2016