Secrets & Spies in Early Modern Europe

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blue Hill Public Library
5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, ME, 04614

Amateur historian Daniel Accardi will give a presentation on “Secrets and Spies in Early Modern Europe,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Saturday, April 7th at 2:00 PM. Daniel will talk about spycraft in the 1500’s, focusing on Cornelius de Schepper, a Flemish spy who worked for Charles V of Spain, whose duties included gathering intelligence on foreign nations, unearthing conspiracies against the crown, and even plotting to kidnap a princess. He will also talk about how rulers strove to stay a step ahead in an era when the printing press was the latest technology and no one knew exactly who could be trusted.

Daniel Accardi is a graduate of Boston College, where he studied English. He has a passion for history, and has done extensive research about Charles V and other prominent historical figures from the period. He lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. This event is sponsored by the library. It is free and open to everyone. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

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