The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood

    The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood

    The Spy Who Stole the Crown Jewels and Became the King's Secret Agent

    Robert Hutchinson

    Weidenfield 2015

    Hardback 365pp Illustrated

    9780297870180   Product Code: 22521

    One morning in May 1671, a man disguised as a parson entered the Tower of London and stole the Crown Jewels. When caught, Colonel Thomas Blood, conspirator, turncoat and spy, was not executed for treason but granted a generous income in the service of the King. Against the sinister intrigues of the Stuart court, this biography paints a vivid picture of this wily, ambitious and reckless adventurer, whom Charles II found more useful alive than dead.

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