Francis Walsingham

Francis Walsingham (abt. 1532 - 1590)

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Sir Francis Walsingham
Born about in Scadbury Park, Chislehurst, Kent, Englandmap
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Died in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 May 2011 | Last significant change: 16 Dec 2018
17:05: C. Mackinnon edited the Biography for Francis Walsingham (abt.1532-1590). [Thank C. for this]
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Francis Walsingham was born about 1532, the only son of William Walsingham of Scadbury, Kent and his wife Joyce Denny.

Francis Walsingham was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I of England from 20 Dec 1573 until his death and is popularly remembered as her "spymaster". [1] He was knighted in November 1577 at the house of Sir Nicholas Bacon at Gorhambury. [2]


  1. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Sir Francis Walsingham
  2. Knights of England Page 78

See also:

  • Simon Adams and Alan Bryson and Mitchell Leimon, ‘Walsingham, Sir Francis (c.1532–1590)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edition, May 2009 accessed 9 Sep 2017. This is a subscription site but access is free for readers of British libraries whose library subscribes.
  • Camden Society Series (London, 1842) v19: "The Private Diary of Dr. John Dee], Page 33: 1590: "April 16th, good Sir Francis Walsingham died at night hora undecima."

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