|A portrait of William Cecil, Lord Burghley from the 1560's. Picture acquired through Wikimedia Commons. Image public domain.|
On this day in Elizabethan history in 1598, William Cecil, Lord Burghley died. It was recorded that in Lord Burghley's final illness, Queen Elizabeth I would visit her head statesman periodically and hand feed him soup in his sick bed. Learn more about William Cecil, Lord Burghley in the following posts:
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