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Related to Sir Francis Walsingham: Mary Queen of Scots, Sir Francis Drake, Mary of Guise, Robert Dudley
(Placename) a village in E England, in Norfolk: remains of a medieval priory; site of the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
(Biography) Sir Francis. ?1530–90, English statesman. As secretary of state (1573–90) to Elizabeth I he developed a system of domestic and foreign espionage and uncovered several plots against the Queen
Wal•sing•ham(ˈwɔl sɪŋ əm)
Sir Francis, c1530–90, English statesman: Secretary of State to Elizabeth I, 1573–90.