from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Burghley, First Baron See William Cecil.


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  • When I saw Burghley, which is almost urban in scale and has a history as fabled as any of the great English country estates, it all fell into place.

    Life at Burghley

  • Page bury papers, which Wilson failed to secure, are now at Hatfield House; and others have passed with the Lansdowne collection into the British Museum, where they are known as the Burghley papers.

    The Records of the Virginia Company of London

  • However, in the case of Shakespeare, the plays are highly political, often satirical accounts of real individuals such as Burghley, Hatton, Queen Elizabeth, Essex and others.

    The Valve

  • “Isabella must have Garaganta’s mouth before she can answer all your questions, in one word Burghley,” said Mr. Willoughby.

    Isabella. A Novel

  • A general view of Burghley House on the first day of the Burghley Horse Trials at Burghley Park, Stamford.

    The Renaissance in Britain: examples from the era

  • A monument to Burghley's knowledge, if not his restraint.01780 752451Originally the centrepiece of the fourth Earl of Bedford's ambitious property development – hence its cost-cutting modesty.

    The Renaissance in Britain: examples from the era

  • Photograph by Alexia S The west front of Burghley House, with the stunning Tijou Gates, was originally intended to be the main entrance.

    Life at Burghley

  • Houses of this magnitude come with gardens, and in this department Burghley is no slouch the estate encompasses more than 12,500 acres.

    Life at Burghley

  • If you travel to England and can visit only one ancestral home, you would do well to make it Burghley.

    Life at Burghley

  • Burghley House is overseen by a preservation trust and every so often a new custodian is appointed to live there and take on the mammoth duties of maintaining the buildings and land.

    Life at Burghley


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