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 (bûr′lē), First Baron
See William Cecil.
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(Biography) William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley. 1520–98, English statesman: chief adviser to Elizabeth I; secretary of state (1558–72) and Lord High Treasurer (1572–98)
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1st Baron. Cecil, William.
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Bacon was now ready to enter on the great career for which his talents fitted him, but his uncle by marriage, Lord Burghley, though all-powerful with the queen, systematically thwarted his progress, from jealous consciousness of his superiority to his own son.
His avowal to Burghley, made as early as 1592, is famous: 'I have taken all knowledge to be my province.' Briefly stated, his purposes, constituting an absorbing and noble ambition, were to survey all the learning of his time, in all lines of thought, natural science, morals, politics, and the rest, to overthrow the current method of a priori deduction, deduction resting, moreover, on very insufficient and long-antiquated bases of observation, and to substitute for it as the method of the future, unlimited fresh observation and experiment and inductive reasoning.
The latter, winner of the CCI4*-S class at Burgham last year, is the most successful CCI5* horse currently competing, having won Burghley in 2017 and finished second at both Badminton and Burghley in the past 12 months.
It is awarded to any rider that lands consecutive Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley crowns, but has only been achieved twice before - by Britain's Pippa Funnell and Germany's double Olympic champion Michael Jung.
If Townend wins, he will land the PS255,000 Rolex Grand Slam, which is awarded to any rider who wins consecutive Burghley, Kentucky and Badminton crowns.
Townend won September's Burghley Horse Trials too, and the victory in Kentucky means he can land the Grand Slam at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
The timed stunt was filmed at the Elizabethan Burghley Estate, in Lincolnshire, the home of the annual Burghley Horse Trials.
The timed stunt was filmed at the Elizabethan Burghley Estate in Lincolnshire, the home of the prestigious annual Burghley Horse Trials.
BURGHLEY HOUSE, CAMBRIDGE Burghley.co.uk There will be lots of Easter egg hunts this weekend, but this one has an added bonus - you could win an afternoon tea in the Orangery Restaurant (if you get all the questions right).
individually decorated rooms and a horsey theme - it's on the Burghley House estate, where the horse trials have been held for more than 50 years.
ON Sunday, October 4, Parkinson's UK held the Walk for Parkinson's - Burghley House, which saw an army of cyan blue t-shirts roaming through the stunning surroundings of Burghley House, Stamford, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age.
WARWICKSHIRE'S Jodie Amos says she will come back stronger than ever next year after a tough end to this weekend's Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.