Ancestry of Elizabeth Cecil (wife of Sir Edward Coke)

She was the grand daughter of William Cecil (Gwilym Seisyll), first Baron Burleigh, Minister of Elizabeth 1st Tudor and uncle of Sir Francis Bacon as attached. Lord Burleigh effectively ran the government for Elizabeth 1st. for many years, and the Elizabethan court was a brilliant one. Sir Francis Bacon was also a lawyer and the founder of modern scientific thought, author of the Idols philosophy.


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