|Title of host publication||The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Early Modern Women's Writing|
|Editors||Patricia Pender, Rosalind Smith|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan, Cham|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 1 Sep 2022|
Margaret Clifford (née Russell), Countess of Cumberland, wrote across a number of genres—letters, autobiography, poetry, and alchemical recipes. She was active in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. She was well respected for her intellect and served as patron to a number of religious, historical, and literary writers. Her writing reveals a keen sense of figurative language and effective rhetorical discourse of the period.