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Burghley : William Cecil at the court of Elizabeth I

Author: Stephen Alford
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598), was the closest adviser to England's Queen Elizabeth I and--as this revealing and provocative biography shows--he was the driving force behind the Queen's reign for four decades. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Cecil Burghley, Baron; Elizabeth, Queen of England; William Cecil; William Cecil Burghley, Baron; Elizabeth, Queen of England
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Alford
ISBN: 0300118961 9780300118964
OCLC Number: 174501721
Description: xv, 412 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Cyssylls of Stamford --
St John the Evangelist --
London and court --
Servant and secretary --
conscience or treason? --'Some fruit made of an evil time' --
Master Secretary's device --
'This famous isle' --
'As sheep without a shepherd' --
Household and family --
conspiracy and rebellion --
vomiting up a poison --
to kill a duke --
'Poorest lord in England' --
Gaping gulf --
Execution of justice --
Commission --
To kill a queen --
Burghley triumphant --
'Better for heaven than for the world'.
Responsibility: Stephen Alford.
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William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) was Elizabeth I's closest adviser and the driving force behind the Queen's reign for four decades. This biography gives weight to Cecil's formative years, his  Read more...

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"'Written by a master of the source material who has a feel for the nature of the Tudor Court and writes with balance and sympathy.' Diarmaid MacCulloch, Oxford University"

 
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