Editors. "Earl of Leicester and Duke of Norfolk fail to overthrow William Cecil". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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The Earl of Leicester and the Duke of Norfolk try to overthrow William Cecil from his position as Secretary of State, but they fail in the attempt, since Cecil was to remain in the Queen's favour until and beyond his eventual retirement.