Shaping History: Ten Famous Spies

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Visit the secret world of ten famous spies. All of whom shaped history. Mata Hari and the Austrian spy Alfred Redl; the Red spies in the ‘Manhattan Project’; British double agent Kim Philby; the ‘Stasi’ spy Günter Guillaume, and more.


  • Introduction, Mata Hari
  • Alfred Redl, Cicero
  • Richard Sorge, Klaus Fuchs, The Rosenbergs
  • Kim Philby, Christine Keeler, The Profumo Affair
  • Günter Guillaume, Rudolf Abel

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a better understanding of the history and impact of spies.
  2. Gain an awareness of the variety of ways historians approach the past.