Reference Entry

Cecil, William, first Baron Burghley (1520/1521-1598), royal minister

Wallace MacCaffrey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Education and early life | Early career, 1547-1558 | Secretary of state, 1558-1571 | The Anjou match and the Netherlands, 1571-1587 | The administrator | Patronage | The management of the economy | Councillor | Burghley and parliament | Burghley and religion | Ireland | The private career | Intellectual and cultural life | The Cecils and Essex | Perspective

Reference Entry.  16787 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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