Anonymous Life of William Cecil, Lord Burghley
|Author: ||Smith, Alan|
Published from the manuscript written within five years of the death of this eminent Elizabethan statesman (1520-1598). Has not been reprinted since the 18th century. Constitutes one of the principal literary sources for the career and personality of the man who was Queen Elizabeth's chief minister for forty years. With an assessment of this work in the light of modern scholarship.