Seventeenth-century engraving of Queen Elizabeth with William Cecil (left) and Francis Walsingham (right)

Seventeenth-century engraving of Queen Elizabeth with William Cecil (left) and Francis Walsingham (right)

The smoking gun in the Babington Plot which sealed Mary Queen of Scots' fate

The smoking gun in the Babington Plot which sealed Mary Queen of Scots' fate

Sir Francis Walsingham-Born: 1530, Scadbury Park, Chislehurst, Kent, England-Died: 6 Apr 1590, Seething Lane, London, Middlesex, England   Principal Secretary to Elizabeth I of England from 1573 until 1590, and is popularly remembered as her "spymaster". Elizabeth I. nicknamed him her 'Moor'.

Sir Francis Walsingham-Born: 1530, Scadbury Park, Chislehurst, Kent, England-Died: 6 Apr 1590, Seething Lane, London, Middlesex, England Principal Secretary to Elizabeth I of England from 1573 until 1590, and is popularly remembered as her "spymaster". Elizabeth I. nicknamed him her 'Moor'.

Sir Francis Walsingham, Principal Secretary 1573–1590. Being Elizabeth's spymaster, he uncovered several plots against her life.

Sir Francis Walsingham, Principal Secretary 1573–1590. Being Elizabeth's spymaster, he uncovered several plots against her life.

1594 - Frances Walsingham, Countess of Essex, and her son Robert, later the third Earl of Essex, by Robert Peake the elder.   Inscribed top right "1594 AEte 36", over the child's head "AEte 5" Attributed to Robert Peake

1594 - Frances Walsingham, Countess of Essex, and her son Robert, later the third Earl of Essex, by Robert Peake the elder. Inscribed top right "1594 AEte 36", over the child's head "AEte 5" Attributed to Robert Peake

__________________________ __________________________ Sir Francis Walsingham and the Marranos By Ann Swinfen __________________________ The first well organised secret service in England was the lifelong achievement of Sir Francis Walsingham. During the early part of his career, he worked for William Cecil – Lord Burghley – Queen Elizabeth’s chief advisor, undertaking a number of roles in the ...read more

__________________________ __________________________ Sir Francis Walsingham and the Marranos By Ann Swinfen __________________________ The first well organised secret service in England was the lifelong achievement of Sir Francis Walsingham. During the early part of his career, he worked for William Cecil – Lord Burghley – Queen Elizabeth’s chief advisor, undertaking a number of roles in the ...read more

Sir Francis Walsingham information video | Sir Francis Walsingham, Principal Secretary 1573–1590. Being Elizabeth's spymaster, he uncovered several plots against her life.

Sir Francis Walsingham information video | Sir Francis Walsingham, Principal Secretary 1573–1590. Being Elizabeth's spymaster, he uncovered several plots against her life.

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