History

Queen Elizabeth's Secret Agents

This series uncovers the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth in power for over 40 years. During a time when Britain was divided, unstable and violent the world’s first secret service was born. Run by William and Robert Cecil, this father and son team had the duty of protecting the Queen and the Country.

Episode 3

54m 1s

England has a new monarch, King James I, and Elizabeth’s former spymaster, Robert Cecil, faces his toughest test. A group of religious extremists’ plan to blow-up the Houses of Parliament with the King inside – what we call the Gunpowder Plot.

Episodes

  • Episode 3: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3

    S1 E3 - 54m 1s

    England has a new monarch, King James I, and Elizabeth’s former spymaster, Robert Cecil, faces his toughest test. A group of religious extremists’ plan to blow-up the Houses of Parliament with the King inside – what we call the Gunpowder Plot.

  • Episode 2: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2

    S1 E2 - 54m 31s

    Elizabeth’s enemies grow in strength but Robert Cecil, her spymaster, also fights an enemy within. An ambitious aristocrat is trying to takeover his network. At stake is control over the aging Queen and the power to choose the next King of England.

  • Episode 1: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 1

    S1 E1 - 54m 30s

    William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I’s spy master, intercepts a conspiracy to assassinate the Queen. When he discovers that Elizabeth’s own cousin, Mary Queen of Scots is behind the plot, he lays a trap to capture and execute her.

Extras + Features

  • Episode 3 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview

    S1 E3 - 30s

    England has a new monarch, King James I, and Elizabeth’s former spymaster Robert Cecil faces his toughest test. A group of religious extremists plans to blow up the Houses of Parliament with the king inside—what we call the Gunpowder Plot.

  • Episode 2 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview

    S1 E2 - 30s

    Elizabeth’s enemies grow in strength, but her spymaster Robert Cecil also fights an enemy within. An ambitious aristocrat is trying to take over his network. At stake is control over the aging queen and the power to choose the next King of England.

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