Definition of Burghley, 1st Baron in English:

Burghley, 1st Baron

proper noun

  • (1520–98), English statesman; born William Cecil. Secretary of State to Queen Elizabeth I 1558–72 and Lord High Treasurer 1572–98, he was the queen's most trusted councillor and minister.

Pronunciation

Burghley, 1st Baron

/ˈbəːli/