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Walsingham, Sir Francis

Line breaks: Sir Fran|cis Wal¦sing|ham
Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːlsɪŋəm
 
, ˈwɒl-/

Definition of Walsingham, Sir Francis in English:

( Circa 1530–90), English politician. As Secretary of State to Queen Elizabeth I he developed a spy network that gathered information about Catholic plots against Elizabeth I.

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