A to Z of Elizabethan Times

C is for CECIL. Sir William Cecil, later Ist. Baron Burghley, was Princess Elizabeth’s adviser and helped to steer her through the fraught years when it seemed impossible she would survive. When Elizabeth became Queen, Cecil was appointed Secretary of State. Elizabeth, who had a penchant for giving nicknames to her advisers and members of […] Read more »

A birthday treat

It was my wifes birthday recently and as usual there was the hiatus of what to buy her.  Although we have only been married for a short time, I know from experience that whist she likes surprises, it is wise to check about something as important as a birthday.  Imagine my surprise, when having turned […] Read more »