August 2012

Famous Spies: Jeremy Wolfenden

Jeremy Wolfenden was born in 1934 in England.  He was one of the top in his classes throughout school and known for being an extremely intelligent individual.  He studied politics, philosophy and economics, eventually becoming involved in journalism.  It was the time of the Cold War and Wolfenden was quickly recruited by the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) to work for them as a spy in Moscow.

Famous Spies: Rose O’Neal Greenhow

A smart, beautiful and socially adept spy

Rose O’Neal Greenhow was born in the early 1800s, long before the start of the Civil War.  She was a resident of Washington, D.C. who held no small degree of influence.  Known for being smart, beautiful and socially adept, she traveled among the most powerful people in both government and military circles, making many friends and allies.  Her beauty and personality earned her the nickname of “Wild Rose.”

Famous Spies: James Armistead

James Armistead was born into a world and among a people that didn’t think much of him.  He was a slave in 18th-century Virginia, with little in the way of rights.  Still, when the time of the American Revolution came, he volunteered, risking his own life to help fight against the British.  Instead of putting a gun in his hands and marching him in ranks, however, his commanders thought to best use him as a spy.  As it turns out, that was the best decision they could have ever made. Without James Armistead doing what he did, the American Revolution might have been for nothing.