Awesome Advent: Day 1

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Awesome Advent Day 1: Nifty Knight

Today, back in 1577, Francis Walsingham (1532-1590) was knighted. Walsingham was often known as Queen Elizabeth’s Spymaster and would try to catch out any plotting Catholics with ideas such as getting people to read letters being sent across the country. He was also responsible for the trial of Mary Queen of Scots (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/music/mary-queen-of-scots-song) and helped deal with the Spanish Armada in 1588.

Even though Queen Elizabeth knighted him, that didn’t stop her lashing her temper out at him-never mind any other courtiers!

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