Beyond the Palace: The Transmission of Political Power in the Clifford Circle

Jessica Malay

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Anne Russell’s prominent place in Elizabeth I’s privy chamber and her patronage of her sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and George Clifford, provided Anne Clifford with political opportunities and insights into the mechanisms of monarchial power. These were influential in shaping her construction of political power in Westmorland and Skipton 50 years later. In the second half of the seventeenth century Anne Clifford reshaped the political landscape in the north, devastated by civil wars, in order to give her family a strong political presence that would resonate for several generations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFamily Politics in Early Modern Literature
EditorsHannah Crawford, Sarah Lewis
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781137511447
ISBN (Print)9781137511430
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameEarly Modern Literature in History
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2634-5919
ISSN (Electronic)2634-5927


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