The Privateering Earl
George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, was one of the most renowned and colourful of Queen Elizabeth's courtiers. The heir to the great Clifford estates of Westmorland and Yorkshire he was the father of the famous diarist Lady Anne Clifford. Dr Spence's attractive and scholarly study is the first biography for 75 years.
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