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Nadine Akkerman’s 'Spycraft' in Harper’s Magazine: ‘Diverting history‘

In Harper’s Magazine, reviewer Dan Piepenbring discusses the latest book by professor Nadine Akkerman and Pete Langman. ‘Spycraft’ showcases how and why messages were ciphered in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England.

‘One might have to spend all night beside a stinking tallow candle decrypting sentences that read like Gmail passwords: “I have had newes from K. 50. 6nfzn. 4kmyhq4. 4lmp. 5mnw last 4dkwzhu”,’ Piepenberg writes.

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