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Burghley

[ bur-lee ]
/ ˈbɜr li /
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noun
1st Baron. Cecil, William.
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Burghley

Burleigh

/ (ˈbɜːlɪ) /

noun
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley. 1520–98, English statesman: chief adviser to Elizabeth I; secretary of state (1558–72) and Lord High Treasurer (1572–98)
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