The English Heritage Podcast

Episode 207 - Jane Whorwood: Royalist Spy

March 23, 2023

Today, we’re shining a light on the clandestine machinations of high-ranking spy Jane Whorwood, who worked for King Charles I during the English Civil War. Her story is one of mystery, intrigue, coded letters, codenames, ambiguous and strained relations, high stakes, high drama and personal disappointment. Joining us to steer us through her life and legacy is our special guest contributor Nadine Akkerman, who is Professor of Early Modern Literature and Culture at Leiden University in the Netherlands. To read more about Jane Whorwood’s life, go to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.