Licence to frill! How the first 007 was a Tudor spy for Elizabeth I who used tennis to weed out Catholics
- The first spy to use ‘007’ was a Tudor man who pretended to be a tennis player
- It is believed Jack Dee would gather information for Queen Elizabeth I
- In letters to the Queen, Dr Dee used the code ‘007’ to show them as genuine
Serving for his Queen and country has always been important to James Bond.
And the original 007 may have been doing it quite literally – on the tennis court.
The first spy to use ‘007’ as a code was a Tudor man who pretended to…
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