10 Mar 2018 – St Martin’s Church, Stamford

Monument to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley

Elizabethan Period

An exceptional monument to William Cecil who was chief adviser to Elizabeth I Queen England and Ireland.

The emblem of the Knights of the Garter on William’s left shoulder.

The garter below the left knee.

The wonderfully carved lion on which William’s feet rest.

Detail showing the white (assume the white paint has deteriorated) Staff of Office denoting William’s role as Chief Treasurer.

Finely detailed gilded armour.

Monument to Richard Cecil and his wife Jane Heckington