- Sir Francis,c1530–90, English statesman: secretary of state 1573–90.
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"You should say, she professes to prefer us," replied Mr. Walsingham.
Captain Walsingham is not the man she desires for a son-in-law.
Well, ma'am; but I will ask Mr. Walsingham what he thinks, and show him the paper.
What can Mr. Walsingham, or all the Walsinghams in the world, tell more than we can?
Mr. Palmer and Mr. Walsingham were intimate in half an hour.
- a village in E England, in Norfolk: remains of a medieval priory; site of the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
- Sir Francis. ?1530–90, English statesman. As secretary of state (1573–90) to Elizabeth I he developed a system of domestic and foreign espionage and uncovered several plots against the Queen
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