Thomas Phelippes

Thomas Phelippes (1556–1625) was a forger and intelligence gatherer. He served mainly under Sir Francis Walsingham, in the time of Elizabeth I, deciphering the codes of those plotting against her.

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Thomas Phelippes - Babington Plot
... the letter proving Mary, Queen of Scots complicity in the plot Phelippes had drawn a gallows on the envelope ... Duff as Elizabeth I, and Vincent Franklin as Phelippes ... an excellent linguist, and, above all, a person with a positive genius for deciphering letters.’ Phelippes was kept busy with a backlog of correspondence requested by Her Majesty whose letters contained day to day ...

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