Baron Burghley

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Burghley, Baron


(William Cecil). Born Sept. 18, 1520, in Bourne, Lincolnshire; died Aug. 4, 1598, in London. English state figure.

A scion of the gentry, William Cecil began his government career under Edward VI. After becoming Elizabeth I’s chief minister and a leading figure in English politics, he held a position of great influence. He was Elizabeth’s principal secretary from 1558. Cecil was elevated to the peerage in 1571; in the following year, as Baron Burghley, he became lord treasurer. In matters of economic policy, Burghley sought to reconcile the growth of capitalist manufacturing with the preservation of the medieval urban crafts.

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They, and Peter Norman, of Australia, who was second, received their medals from the Marquess of Exeter, the former Lord Burghley.
Burghley, the Etonschooled 6th Marquess of Exeter, famously placed matchboxes on hurdles and practised knocking them over with his leading foot without touching the barrier.
OLYMPIC ARISTOCRATS DAVID BURGHLEY: 6th Marquess of Exeter, portrayed in Chariots of Fire, took 400m hurdles gold in 1928 in Amsterdam.
Marston's has bought out the Rutland Pub Company to acquire the Marquess of Exeter, near Uppingham, Rutland, the Blue Bell Inn, Braunston, the Blue Boar Inn, Alcester, Warwickshire, and the Hare & Hounds in Fulbeck, near Grantham.
The Marquess of Exeter is a 16th century former coaching inn, with 16 en-suite bedrooms, 150 capacity function room, 100-cover restaurant, snug and bar.
One of the early recipients of a Charnley hip was the Marquess of Exeter who (as Lord Burghley) had won the 400 meter hurdles in the Olympic games of 1928 and had, presumably, damaged his hips by hurdling.
It's a charming and revealing portrait of the 1st Marquess of Exeter, his wife and daughter; he typically disinterested, gazing into the middle distance, the child wriggling restlessly on her mother's lap.
Even then, there was to be one last change in Emma's status, for in 1804 her first husband - the Marquess of Exeter - died, and Emma was back at Hanbury Hall to live out her remaining years.
Marston's - formerly Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries - acquired the Marquess of Exeter, near Uppingham, Rutland; the Blue Bell Inn, Braunston; the Blue Boar Inn, at Temple Grafton, near Alcester, Warwickshire and the Hare & Hounds in Fulbeck, near Grantham.