Burghley may refer to:

  • William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520–1598), chief minister of queen Elizabeth I of England
  • Burghley House, a sixteenth century country house in Cambridgeshire, built for the above
  • Burghley Horse Trials, an annual three day event held there
  • Burghley, an abandoned English village, believed to be under Burghley House
  • David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, also known as David Burghley, British Conservative politician and 1928 Summer Olympics 400m hurdles champion

Other articles related to "burghley":

Peter Baro - Life
... He emigrated to England, where he was befriended by Lord Burghley, who as chancellor of the university of Cambridge, exercised his influence on Baro's behalf ... In 1574, through the influence mainly of Burghley and Andrew Perne, he was chosen Lady Margaret professor of divinity ... Burghley supported Baro, as did John Overall, Lancelot Andrewes, and Samuel Harsnett but Baro was not renewed in his chair in November ...
Burghley Nef
... The Burghley Nef is a silver-gilt salt cellar made in Paris in 1527-8 (or possibly earlier) ... The Burghley Nef would have been placed in front of the most important person at table as a mark of their status ... The Burghley Nef is currently in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London ...
Cecil House - Exeter House
... The first, also called Exeter House or Burghley House, was on the north side of the Strand it was built in the 16th century by Lord Burghley as an expansion of an existing house Cecil moved his ... The house became the residence of Burghley's elder son Thomas Cecil, created Earl of Exeter in 1605 thus in Wenceslas Hollar's bird's-eye view of London (ca 1658) it is labelled "Exet ...
Sources Of Hamlet - Elizabethan Court
... Hamlet's Polonius might have been inspired by William Cecil (Lord Burghley)—Lord High Treasurer and chief counsellor to Queen Elizabeth I ... the characters of Polonius's children, Ophelia and Laertes, represented two of Burghley's children, Anne and Robert Cecil ... suggested that Polonius's advice to Laertes may have echoed Burghley's to his son Robert, and in 1932, John Dover Wilson commented "the figure of Polonius is almost without doubt ...