Reference Entry

Cecil, Robert, first earl of Salisbury (1563-1612), politician and courtier

J. Pauline Croft

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Education and early career | First years in government | The secretaryship of state | Regnum Cecilianum? | The last years of the Elizabethan regime | The accession of James VI and I | The union and the peace of 1604 | The early Jacobean years | Financial reform | The great contract | Last years | Failing health | Assessment

Reference Entry.  12183 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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