Sir Francis Walsingham Timeline and Biography

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Sir Francis Walsingham Timeline and Biography
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Why was Sir Francis Walsingham famous? Accomplishments and Achievements? Sir Francis Walsingham was famous as the famous Protestant Statesman who served Queen Elizabeth I as a Spymaster. One of his spies was reputed to be Christopher Marlowe.

Sir Francis Walsingham Timeline and Biography
This short biography provides a fast snapshot of the life of Sir Francis Walsingham:

  • Date of Birth: Born in 1532
  • Place of Birth : Chislehurst, Kent, England
  • Date of Death: Died on
  • Parents: Father: William Walsingham
    Mother: Joyce Denny
  • Family Connections: He was related to Anne Boleyn, the mother of Queen Elizabeth I
  • Marriages: Sir Francis Walsingham married twice. His first wife was Anne Barnes who he married in January 1562 and he married his second wife, Ursula St. Barbe, in 1567
  • Religion: Staunch Protestant

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1530 Francis Walsingham was born in 1530 to a wealthy family of vintners at Chislehurst, Kent, England
 

1548 Walsingham was educated at King's College, Cambridge
 

1550 Francis travelled abroad to Europe and returned two years later
 

1552 He enrolled in Gray's Inn in London to study law
 

1553 The death of the Protestant King Edward VI and the accession of Catholic Queen Mary prompted Francis Walsingham to leave England and go into voluntary exile to avoid prosecution of Protestants and continue his studies as a law student in Padua, Italy
 

1556 April 1556: He visited Switzerland and then returned to Italy
 

1558 November 1558 he visited Switzerland again. During his time abroad he made valuable d contacts with the leading Protestant statesmen in Europe and obtained an excellent understanding of foreign politics and languages
 

1558 The Catholic Queen Mary I (Bloody Mary) dies and the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I succeeds to the throne of England.

Francis Walsingham returned to England and began working at the royal court with Sir William Cecil ( who later became Lord Burghley)
 


1559 He was elected to the House of Commons for Banbury

1562 January: He married his first wife was Anne Barnes

1567 He married his second wife, Ursula St. Barbe
 

1570
 
He was appointed Ambassador to France

1572 24 August 1572 - St. Bartholomew's Day massacre where Catholic mob violence lead to the massacre of Huguenots
 

1573 21 December 1573 - Francis Walsingham was appointed Principal Secretary of State and becomes Elizabeth's chief spy master
Appointed a member to the Privy Council
 

1577 1 December 1577: Francis Walsingham received a knighthood
 

1583 Sir Philip Sydney married Frances Walsingham, the daughter of Sir Francis Walsingham. Walsingham took responsibility for the huge debts of his son-in-law
 

1586 Sir Francis Walsingham, working with Lord Burghley, had devised an intricate spy network that succeeded in uncovering the Babington Plot
 

1587 Sir Francis Walsingham and Lord Burghley were instrumental in convincing the reluctant Queen Elizabeth to have her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots executed
 

1590 Sir Francis Walsingham died 6 Apr 1590 at Chislehurst, Kent, England
 

Sir Francis Walsingham Timeline and Biography

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