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 (bûr′lē), First Baron
See William Cecil.
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(Biography) a variant spelling of Burghley
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(ˈbɜr li)

1st Baron. Cecil, William.
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Queen Elizabeth received Spenser kindly, and was so delighted with the Faery Queen that she ordered Lord Burleigh to pay the poet 100 pounds a year.
So back to Ireland he went once more, with a grudge in his heart against Lord Burleigh.
Then there was Colonel Cecil Burleigh Essex, another F.F.V.
Even the lazy gentleman with his hat on one side and his hands in his pockets, who has dispensed so much consolation by inquiring with a yawn of another gentleman whether he is 'going across' - as if it were a ferry - even he condescends to look that way, and nod his head, as who should say, 'No mistake about THAT:' and not even the sage Lord Burleigh in his nod, included half so much as this lazy gentleman of might who has made the passage (as everybody on board has found out already; it's impossible to say how) thirteen times without a single accident!
Burleigh concludes that the "fiction of a decent but simple soldiery led astray by Nazi ideologues" was encouraged by the Western Allies after hostilities ceased because of the need to integrate West Germany into the NATO alliance.
When I arrive at Michael Burleigh's house, barely a lofted six from the Oval Cricket Ground, he has just returned from a fishing trip to the Dominican Republic.
Marjorie Burleigh's photographic montage of Antony Gormley's Another Place, set against a computer circuit board, was announced at the launch of the Liverpool University Art Group's annual public showcase.
Burleigh traces the labyrinthine integration and disintegration of these two great dimensions of human behavior during the past century.
Author Burleigh provides a sensitive biography and study of John Adams in his many roles, among them founding father, president, and outstanding American political thinker.
MICHAEL BURLEIGH is a British historian, now in his mid-fifties, who established a considerable reputation for his work on Germany's past.