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  Essential World Architecture Images- architecture in the Da Vinci Code- Burghley House
Burghley House is a grand 16th-century country house near the town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.
Burghley was built for William Cecil, 1st Lord Burghley, who was Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587.
The house is one of the principal examples of 16th-century English architecture and also has a suite of rooms remodelled in the baroque style.
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  Burghley House - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Burghley House is a grand 16th-century country house near the town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.
Burghley was built for William Cecil, 1st Lord Burghley, who was Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587.
The house is one of the principal examples of 16th-century English architecture and also has a suite of rooms remodelled in the baroque style.
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 Encyclopedia: Burghley House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (13 September 1521–4 August 1598), was an English politician, the chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I for most of her reign.
Burghley House is a grand 16th century (A house (usually large and impressive) on an estate in the country) country house near the town of (Click link for more info and facts about Stamford, Lincolnshire) Stamford, Lincolnshire, (A division of the United Kingdom) England.
The house is one of the principal examples of 16th century English (The discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings) architecture and also has a suite of rooms remodelled in the (Click link for more info and facts about baroque style) baroque style.
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 BURGHLEY - LoveToKnow Article on BURGHLEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was a signal triumph over Leicester; and, although Burghley had still to reckon with cabals in the council and at coutt, his hold over the queen strellgthened with the lapse of years.
Having survived all his rivals, and all his children except Robert and the worthless Thomas, Burghley died at his London house on the 4th of August 1598, and was buried in St Martins, Stamford.
Burghleys private life was singularly virtuous; he was a faithful husband, a careful father and a considerate master.
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 William CECIL (1° B. Burghley)
Burghley was ambitious on behalf of his clever second son, Robert, and not inclined to encourage a rival, especially one who possessed such transcendent abilities as those of his nephew.
Burghley and his son in law did not get on well together; one reason for the enmity which existed between them was the Lord Treasurer's refusal to intervene to save the Duke of Norfolk, Oxford's cousin, from the block.
Burghley was not successful in his schemes for the marriages of his wards, for in addition to the unhappy match of his daughter Anne, he had tried to arrange a union between his grand-daughter, Lady Elizabeth De Vere and Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, then his ward as Master of the Court of Royal Wards.
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 Burghley Horse Trials - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Burghley Horse Trials is an annual three day event held at Burghley House near Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.
Burghley is classified by the FEI as one of the four leading three day events in the world.
Horse trials began being held at Burghley House in 1961 when its owner heard that a three day event at Harewood House could no longer be held.
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 Burghley House on AboutBritain.com
Burghley house is the largest and grandest of the first Elizabethan Age.
Burghley is an Elizabethan house and its garden would have looked very different at the time of its completion, from its present appearance.
The house is shown by guided tour only, except on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Bank Holidays when there are guides in each room.
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 Burghley House Lincolnshire
Burghley House, one of the finest Elizabethan buildings in England, has been the home of the Cecil family for over 400 years.
Virtually all the rooms of the house, however, were remodelled by Lord Burghley's descendant, the 5th Earl of Exeter, in the late 17th century.
Burghley House is approached from the north through one of the finest landscapes created by Brown.
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 Eupedia : England Guide - Lincolnshire - Burghley House
Burghley House (pronounced "Burlee") is one of the most sumptuous Elizabethan stately home in Britain.
Constructed between 1555 and 1587, the house was designed by his first occupant, William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I. There are 35 major rooms and 80 lesser rooms, including the 18 grandiose State Rooms, with its Tudor Kitchen, George Rooms and Blue Silk Bedroom and Dressing Room.
Burghley House is open from 25 March to 30 October between 11am and 5pm (last entry 4:30pm).
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One of the oldest and largest of England's stately houses, Burghley was built between 1555 and 1587 by William Cecil, the first Lord Burghley and treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I. Little in the collection, however, dates from the Elizabethan Age.
To us, all Burghley House's treasures of jewelry, porcelain, gold and silver, are antique, but to the lords and ladies who collected them, they were contemporary art.
Burghley House was the largest single contributor to the popular 1985 exhibition The Treasure Houses of Britain at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
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 Burghley House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A hallmark of the collection is Joseph Nollekens’ marble bust of Medusa, the snake-haired Gorgon decapitated by Perseus, purchased by the Ninth Earl in Rome in 1764.
Under William’s hand, Burghley House would be recognized as a renaissance "prodigy house" noted for its extravagant luxury, size, and classical style and appointments.
The current resident of Burghley House, Lady Victoria Leatham, is a director of Sotheby’s in London and is an author, speaker and television series host.
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 Burghley House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burghley House from Jones' Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen (1829).
During the period of the 9th Earl's ownership, and under the guidance of "Capability" Brown, the south front was raised to alter the roof line, and the north-west wing was demolished to allow better views of the new parkland.
Burghley House as seen from a Hot Air Balloon
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 BURGHLY HOUSE-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There was a religious house on the site of the present structure as early as the 12th century and it was the dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s that gave the 1st Lord Burghley’s father the opportunity to build up an estate.
The house is no longer occupied by the head of the family, but Burghley still counts as a true Cecil property as it is presided over by Lady Victoria Leatham, the only child of the 6th Marquess by his second wife.
Burghley House is open to the public and welcomes many visitors to marvel at the gardens and house and to the many events held there, including the renowned horse trials.
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 Burghley House
In 1643 it was garrisoned for the Parliament, and in December of the same year was taken by the Earl of Newcastle, who put a garrison in it for the king, under the command of Colonel Eyre.
The armorial bearings and motto of the Cavendishes are carved on the west facade of the house, which has Ionic columns and a balustrade ornamented with vases.
In the centre of it is a tower, and on the platform at the top is a garden or lawn, on which are several fine trees, especially a wide-spreading yew tree.
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 Touring Southwest Lincolnshire Country Houses on Britannia: Burghley House
Burghley House, although on the outskirts of Stamford, is not in Lincolnshire but is across the border in the Soak of Peterborough.
Burghley started off in a fairly conservative way but over the 32 years it took to build, became the fabulous mansion we see today.
Burghley was stormed by Cromwell's forces in 1643, having been used as a Royalist refuge, but survived the threat of destruction.
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 Burghley House | East Anglia with Cambridge Sights & Activities | Fodor's Online Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Burghley House, an architectural masterpiece that many consider the largest and grandest house of the first Elizabethan age, is celebrated for its roof-scape bristling with pepper-pot chimneys and slate-roof towers.
The house contains 18 of the most sumptuous state rooms in England, with carvings by Grinling Gibbons and ceiling paintings by Antonio Verrio (including the dramatic Heaven Room and the Hell Staircase), as well as innumerable paintings and priceless porcelain.
The house is a mile southeast of Stamford.
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 Burghley House by Jonathan Myles-Lea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Burghley is truly a 'Treasure House', containing one of the largest private collections of Italian art, unique examples of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and superb items of 18th century furniture.
Remodelling work in the 18th century means that examples of the work of the principal artists and craftsman of the period are to be found at Burghley: Antonio Verrio, Grinling Gibbons, and Louis Laguerre all made major contributions to the remarkable interiors.
The house is set in a 300 acre deer park landscaped by 'Capability' Brown under the direction of the 9th Earl.
myleslea.ourayvalley.co.uk /burghley.html   (190 words)

 Telegraph | Travel | At home, at ease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A few centuries later Wolsey Lodges was founded in East Anglia when the owners of 13 grand houses wrote a letter to the then head of the East Anglia Tourist Board, Proctor Naylor, complaining that not enough was being done to publicise their unique style of lodgings.
The oldest part of the house dates from 1360 and was originally a pele tower, built to keep the Border Reivers at bay.
Burghley House, with its Capability Brown-landscaped park, is nearby.
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 Burghley House
As his own architect for the building, Cecil must have put in an extraordinary amount of work over the 32 years it took to complete, whilst continuing to perform the important duties of his ministerial office, and be at the constant beck and call of his Queen.
None of Lord Burghley's immediate descendants held positions of national importance, but his younger son, Robert, was created Earl of Salisbury, becoming the founder member of the Cecils of Hatfield.
When the 5th Earl inherited Burghley House towards the end of the 17th century, he spent an enormous amount of money on transforming the interiors with exquisite décor undertaken by a whole host of famous craftsmen of the time.
www.theheritagetrail.co.uk /stately%20homes/burghley%20house.htm   (542 words)

 Lakeview Museum Exhibits: More Burghley House Treasures
The contents of Burghley House remain basically unchanged to the present day, due to the enormity of the house–lots of rooms and cupboards to store things–and a family propensity to never throw anything away.
It was at that time, too, that the house and contents became the property of a private trust, thereby relieving the family of the tremendous burden of English death taxes.
Burghley House is the grandest house of its period still inhabited by direct descendants of the builder.
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 Burghley's beautiful town
The lords of Burghley House were the landlords of Stamford, owning all the land around the estate and most buildings in the town.
It was built by Lord Burghley in 1587, using a cluster of buildings from a medieval hostelry that was host to pilgrims and crusaders 1,000 years ago.
The fine 200-room house survives from the first Elizabethan age and is filled with fine art, including 700 paintings that did not come to Cincinnati.
www.cincinnati.com /travel/stories/011799_burghley.html   (1544 words)

 NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - LoveToKnow Article on NORTHAMPTONSHIRE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Holdenby House was built by Sir Christopher Hatton, privy councillor to Queen Elizabeth, and Yardley Hastings was named from the Hastings, formerly earls of Pembroke.
Higham Ferrers was the seat of the Ferrers family; Braybrook Castle was built by Robert de Braybrook, a favorite of King John; and Burghley House gave the title of baron to William Cecil.
Holdenby Manor House, where Sir Christopher Hatton (1540-1591) was born, and where Charles I. was staying when he was carried away by Cornet Joyce, is largely restored.
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 Burghley House
On arrival at Stamford Station, you are transferred to Burghley House where you are free to explore the house and grounds.
This grand Elizabethan house was completed by William Cecil, Lord Burghley in 1587 and includes one of the most important collections of 17th century Italian paintings and rare examples of European porcelain and wood carvings.
On arrival at Stamford Station, you are transferred to Burghley House where you are free to explore the house and grounds as you wish before returning by coach to the Northern Belle.
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 Columbia Museum of Art: General Info (1999 News Releases)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Burghley House is located in Lincolnshire, England and has been the home of the Cecil Family since 1577.
It is the grandest Elizabethan house still inhabited by main line descendants of Sir William Cecil, the first Lord Burghley.
In 1793, at the death of the Ninth Earl, Burghley House stood at the peak of its sumptuousness.
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 The DiCamillo Companion - Database:  History, Gardens, Movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Upon the death of the 6th Marquess of Exeter in 1981 direct ownership of the House and its contents passed from the Cecil family to the Burghley House Preservation Trust, a private charitable trust which is dedicated to the maintenance of the house and its contents for future generations.
Burghley is considered the finest example of later Elizabethan architecture in England.
Burghley House is today (2004) the center of an agricultural estate comprising approximately 10,000 acres.
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 Free Times: The Cecil Family Collects: Four Centuries of Decorative Arts from Burghley House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
So while her family has opened up the 240 or so rooms to the public for tours, her family still makes Burghley their “home.” She said that visitors to Burghley seem to enjoy knowing that the family is still there, sensing its “comforting miasma” of cooking food and their frolicking pack of labradors.
In creating Burghley House, “he was building himself a scheme really,” Lady Leatham said, a project that would be finished 23 years later.
Lord Burghley would serve as one of the queen’s closest advisors, one that the queen would greatly mourn in passing.
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Burghley is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age.
Burghley is a real treasure house, having been transformed throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by two great collecting Earls.
Lord Exeter´s considerable taste was greatly aided by marrying a considerable heiress, Anne Cavendish, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Devonshire (from Chatsworth).
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 Burghley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Burghley, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley or Burleigh, William Cecil, 1st Baron, 152098, English statesman.
Burghley House Burghley House, South Lincolnshire, England: The largest and grandest house of the first Elizabethan age, features eighteen state rooms, open to visitors, filled with wonderful paintings, furniture and fine art.
Strand, at Theobalds, and his mother's house at Burghley (or Burleigh) and on his accession to the peerage.
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