William Cecil Lord Burghley Timeline

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  • 1520 - 1598
  • 1541
    William Cecil, Lord Burghley, marries his first wife, Mary Cheke.
  • 25 Dec 1546
    William Cecil, Lord Burghley marries his second wife, Mildred Cooke.
  • 1547
    William Cecil, Lord Burghley joins the government of Edward Seymour, the Duke of Somerset.
  • 1548
    William Cecil, Lord Burghley is appointed the Secretary of State.
  • 1550
    Willam Cecil, Lord Burghley joins the Privy Council of Edward VI of England.
  • 1558 - 1572
    William Cecil, Lord Burghley is the Secretary of State for Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1561
    William Cecil, Lord Burghley is appointed the Master of the Court of Wards and Liveries.
  • Feb 1571
    William Cecil is made Baron Burghley by Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1572 - 1598
    William Cecil, Lord Burghley is the Lord Treasurer of Elizabeth I of England's government.
  • Jun 1572
    William Cecil, Lord Burghley is made a member of the Order of the Garter.
  • Aug 1598
    William Cecil, Lord Burghley dies.