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Walsingham

(ˈwɔːlsɪŋəm)
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(Placename) a village in E England, in Norfolk: remains of a medieval priory; site of the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Walsingham

(ˈwɔːlsɪŋəm)
n
(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)

n.
Sir Francis, c1530–90, English statesman: Secretary of State to Elizabeth I, 1573–90.
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A talented goldsmith, silver prospector and a brilliant engineer, he became a personal friend of Sir Francis Walsingham and Sir Walter Raleigh.
SAID to have been worn by Queen Elizabeth I, these extravagant 16th-century shoes most likely belonged to her lady in waiting, Frances, daughter of Elizabeth's spy master, Sir Francis Walsingham.
THE QUEEN'S AGENT: FRANCIS WALSINGHAM AT THE COURT OF ELIZABETH I by John Cooper (Faber and Faber, pounds 20) THE first Queen Elizabeth's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham (c1532-1590) was one of the most powerful men in England, but has remained a shadowy figure until now.
Award-winning theatre roles have been followed by TV dramas including Cutting It and Lark Rise To Candleford and he played spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham in The Virgin Queen.
Yet that is exactly what Elizabeth and Sir Francis Walsingham - Elizabeth's spy-master general - elected to do.
Throughout Mary's imprisonment, many plots to murder Elizabeth were uncovered by the Queen's ministers, especially her Secretary, Sir Francis Walsingham.
Because of his many talents, he is recruited by the Queen's spymaster, the all-powerful Sir Francis Walsingham.
It may not be an accurate history lesson but the film is distinguished by another virtuoso performance from Blanchett with Clive Owen as a dashing Sir Walter Raleigh and Geoffrey Rush an insidious presence as spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham.
Independent scholar Wilson uses as proof the largely unknown career of Sir Francis Walsingham, a member of Elizabeth's closest inner circle, and evidence of political spin and state-sponsored terrorism.
In also denying that the queen's councilors attempted to pressure her to act, Mears apparently overlooked the Babington Plot, nurtured by Sir Francis Walsingham.
Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage.