Francis Walsingham
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Born in Chislehurst, Kent
Born in 1532
Died on 6th of April 1590

Born c1532. Died 1590 - English statesman.

Appointed one of the secretaries of state to Elizabeth I. Devised effective system of espionage at home and abroad. Implicated Mary Queen of Scots in Babington Plot and obtained details of Spanish Armada. Devoted to religious mediation in later life, died in poverty and debt.

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