4 August 1598 – Death of William Cecil, Lord Burghley

Posted By claire on August 4, 2011

On this day in history, the 4th August 1598, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, died at his home in London aged 76. He was laid to rest at St Martin’s Church, Stamford, in his home county of Lincolnshire.

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One Response to “4 August 1598 – Death of William Cecil, Lord Burghley”

  1. Dawn says:

    I would have thought that on this day Elizabeth had never felt so alone and vunerable. He had been with her from the time she was that young woman who had just stepped into the role of Queen, by her side all the way, in good and bad times. And what ever different views people have of him as a politician or a person, he worked for her relentlessly to the end, something that must be admired. A very sad day, for his family and his Queen.

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