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Walsingham, Francis, Sir, 1532-1590


  • [Sir Francis Walsingham (1532-1590) was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I of England from 20 December 1573 until his death and is popularly remembered as her "spymaster".]
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    • Walsingham, Francis, Sir, 1530?-1590
    • Walsingham, Mr. Secretary (Francis), Sir, 1532-1590
    • Walsingham, Mr. Secretary (Francis), Sir, 1530?-1590
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1532
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1590-04-06
    • Birth Place

        Foots Cray (London, England)
    • Death Place

        London (England)
    • Gender

        Males
    • Associated Language

        English
    • Field of Activity

    • Occupation

        Principal secretaries
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      • Earlier Established Forms

        • Walsingham, Francis, Sir, 1530?-1590
        • Walsingham, Mr. Secretary (Francis), Sir, 1530?-1590
      • Sources

        • found: His Journal of Sir Francis Walsingham, 1870.
        • found: DNB(Walsingham, Sir Francis, 1530?-1590)
        • found: LC data base, 4/29/85(hdg.: Walsingham, Francis, Sir, 1530?-1590; variant: Mr. Secretary Walsingham)
        • found: Robert Beale collection of letters, 1569-1592(Francis Walsingham)
        • found: The Queen's agent, 2012:page 5 (Francis Walsingham born probably 22nd year of King Henry's reign (1531 or 1532), probably in Foot's Cray or London) page 40 (one of 19 Marian exiles elected to Parliament in 1559) page 86 (seat on the privy council as principal secretary to the queen, sworn in on 21 December 1573)
        • found: Her Majesty's spymaster, 2005:page xiv (Sir Francis Walsingham, ambassador to France, 1570-1573, Principal Secretary, 1573-1590) page 213 (died April 6 1590) page 217 (Francis Walsingham born 1532, attends King's College, Cambridge 1548-50(?), enrolled as law student at Gray's Inn 1552, student of Roman civil law in Padua 1555-56) page 218 (August 1568 employed in secret work by Mr. Secretary Cecil) page 219 (August 1570 sent on diplomatic mission to France, December 1570 appointed ambassador to France, April 1572 witnesses Saint Bartholomew's massacres, December 1573 named Principal Secretary and Privy Councilor, January 1575 uncovers Mary Stuart's secret contacts via London bookseller Henry Cockyn, July 1577 receives deciphered letters revealing Don John's invasion plot) page 220 (December 1577 knighthood conferred, 1578 diplomatic mission to Low Countries, 1579 dismissed from Court, 1580 returns to Court, 1581 diplomatic mission to France) page 221 (September 1582 receives reports of secret contacts between Mary and French embassy, April 1583 approached by Henry Fagot spy in French embassy, summer 1583 mole in French embassy leaked copies of Mary's letters, August-October 1583 diplomatic mission to Scotland) page 222 (December 1585 arranges sham system to convey Mary's letters, June 1586 receives spy's report on treason of Stafford, ambassador to France, July 1586 receives decipher of Mary's incriminating letter to Babington, August 1586 arrests Babington plotters, February 1587 Mary executed, April 1587 writes plan for intelligence from Spain, June 1587 receives intelligence that Armada will not sail on England in 1587, April 1590 dies)
        • found: Sir Francis Walsingham, 2007:page 8 (Francis Walsingham born 1532)
        • found: Wikipedia, via WWW, Dec. 15, 2020(Sir Francis Walsingham, c. 1532-6 April 1590; principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I of England from 20 December 1573 until his death and is popularly remembered as her "spymaster") - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Walsingham
      • General Notes

        • [Sir Francis Walsingham (1532-1590) was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I of England from 20 December 1573 until his death and is popularly remembered as her "spymaster".]
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        • 1985-05-14: new
        • 2022-05-13: revised
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