13-Sep 1520 William Cecil, Lord Burghley, born (Left)... William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (sometimes spelt Burleigh) (13 September 1520 – 4 August 1598) was an English statesman, the chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I for most of her reign, Cecil was born in Bourne, Lincolnshire the son of Richard Cecil, owner of the Burghley estate and his wife, Jane Heckington.
Thomas Seymour was reported to have paid morning visits to Elizabeth, in her bedchamber before she was dressed. There was romping, laughing and giggling. No one knows how far these romps went. Seymour was reported to have extended this 'playfulness' in the presence of his wife and the servants. Elizabeth denied any scandal or bad behaviour. But things had gone too far and in 1548 Elizabeth left Katherine Parr's household under questionable circumstances.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 death mask on plaque, from effigy on tomb in Westminster Abbey...Queen Elizabeth I died on 24 March 1603 (of blood poisoning) - she was nearly70 years of age. Arguably the greatest monarch that ever ruled England. Under her rule England prospered, became a major power, encouraged the Arts and great literature by William Shakespeare Great explorers such as Sir Francis Drake, It was the Golden Age of England. Queen Elizabeth had lived a long life.