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William Cecil Timeline and Biography
1520 -1598

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Why was William Cecil famous? Accomplishments and Achievements? William Cecil, Lord Burghley, was famous for serving Queen Elizabeth I as Diplomat, Politician and Statesman

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  • Also known as Lord Burghley
  • Date of Birth: Born in 1520
  • Place of Birth : Bourne, Lincolnshire
  • Date of Death: Died on
  • Parents: Father: Richard Cyssell (Cecil) of Burghley, Lincolnshire
    Mother: Jane Heckington
  • Family Connections: His nephew was Francis Bacon. His daughter Anne married Edward DeVere. His second son, Robert Cecil followed in his father's footsteps and became advisor to Queen Elizabeth I
  • Religion: Protestant

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1520 William Cecil was born the son of Richard Cyssell (Cecil) of Burghley, Lincolnshire. His mother was Jane Heckington, the wife of Richard Cecil

William attended the King's School, Grantham and then Stamford School
 


1535
 
May 1534: William Cecil studied at St John's College, Cambridge, where tutors such as Roger Ascham and John Cheke taught
 

1541 Studied law at Gray's Inn in London
 

1541 1541 married Mary Cheke and had a son called Thomas
 

1542 22 February: His wife, Mary Cheke, died
 

1544 1544 William Cecil started his rise to prominence at court during the protectorate of Edward Seymour, duke of Somerset during the reign of the young King Edward VI
 

1545 21 March 1545 William Cecil married Mildred Cooke, the daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke, who was rated by Roger Ascham, with Lady Jane Grey, as one of the two most learned ladies in the kingdom. Her sister, Anne, became the wife of Sir Nicholas Bacon and the mother of Sir Francis Bacon

William and Mildred had two daughters, Mildred and Anne and on 1 June 1563 their son, Robert Cecil, was born
 


1550 1550-1553 William Cecil served as secretary of state during the era of John Dudley but he avoided involvement the plot to make Lady Jane Grey Queen of England
 

1551 In October 1551 William Cecil was knighted
 

1552 April 1552:  William Cecil was appointed Chancellor of the Order of the Garter
 

1553 The death of the Protestant King Edward VI and the accession of Catholic Queen Mary I. William Cecil served Queen Mary as a diplomat and was elected a Member of Parliament
 

1558 The Catholic Queen Mary I (Bloody Mary) dies and the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I succeeds to the throne of England. William Cecil then serves Queen Elizabeth I as secretary. His service continued until 1572
 

1563 1 June 1563: His son, Robert Cecil, was born. Robert Cecil was raised with Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex. William Cecil, Lord Burghley was the guardian of Essex
 

1571 February 25, 1571 - Sir William Cecil is created Lord Burghley and served Queen Elizabeth I in the position of Lord Treasurer
 

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

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
 

1500 In 1590 Lord Burghley, at the age of 70, lost his hearing but continued to serve Queen Elizabeth who looked upon him as a father figure
 

1500 4 August 1598 William Cecil, Lord Burghley died

William Cecil Timeline and Biography

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