43 min

The Pinkerton National Detective Agency Unearthed

    • History

Did you know that the founder of the American secret service was from Glasgow? This week I take a look at the life of Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, and how he and his crew foiled a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. It's a story of gun-slinging, murder, espionage, and cowboys. So welcome to Allan Pinkerton's Wild West!






Unearthed is a Scottish history podcast that dusts off the history books to take you back in time to find out more about lesser-known heroes from Scotland's past. What can we learn from the ghosts of the past?


Support the show by joining the Unearthed Club.

Did you know that the founder of the American secret service was from Glasgow? This week I take a look at the life of Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, and how he and his crew foiled a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. It's a story of gun-slinging, murder, espionage, and cowboys. So welcome to Allan Pinkerton's Wild West!






Unearthed is a Scottish history podcast that dusts off the history books to take you back in time to find out more about lesser-known heroes from Scotland's past. What can we learn from the ghosts of the past?


Support the show by joining the Unearthed Club.

43 min

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