Lucy Percy Hay, Countess of Carlisle

Lucy Percy Hay, Countess of Carlisle (1599-1660) was a British noblewoman known for her espionage work surrounding the English Civil War. But she was not just a spy… was a #LADYSPY, mentored by one of the most memorable heroines of a previous Vulgar History episode!! Will it all be enough for her to take the top spot in our Scandalicious Scale?? 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Sweet Valley Sagas by Francine Pascal 

Court Lady and Country Wife: Royal Privilege and Civil War: Two Noble Sisters in 17th-century England by Lita-Rose Betcherman

Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain by Nadine Akkerman 

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