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Monstrous AdversaryThe Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford$
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Alan H. Nelson

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780853236788

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313592

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City House, Country House

City House, Country House

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This chapter describes Oxford's sale of Fisher's Folly. It presents a 20 December 1588 letter from Sir Thomas Cornwallis to Burghley, reporting on his son William's purchase of Fisher's Folly. Apparently the sale had been concealed from Burghley, who had been keeping his eye on Oxford's assets for the sake both of his grand–daughters and of the Queen. The chapter also details the death of Burghley's wife, Mildred, Lady Burghley, on 4 April 1589. Burghley assumed responsibility for raising Oxford's three daughters himself.

Keywords:   Lady Burghley, Thomas Cornwallis, Burghley, Fisher's Folly

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