Elizabeth and Burleigh did not always get along

Elizabeth and Burleigh did not always get along - Elizabeth...

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Unformatted text preview: Elizabeth and Burleigh did not always get along, however. Although she had already signed Mary Queen of Scots's death-warrant, when Burleigh pushed through the execution ahead of schedule to "spare" the queen some emotional hardship, Elizabeth became outraged and banished him from her presence. But while she constantly argued with him and sometimes abused his good nature, in the end she said of him, "No Prince in Europe had such a counselor." Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth's second key advisor, was quite different from Burleigh, but also extremely capable. A fanatical Protestant, Walsingham did not have nearly the same personal admiration for Elizabeth that Lord Burleigh had. Nonetheless, Walsingham had a powerful sense of duty and was so utterly devoted to England as a nation that he served Elizabeth with supreme loyalty. Although they did not see eye-to-nation that he served Elizabeth with supreme loyalty....
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