Clifford, Margaret, Countess of Cumberland

Jessica Malay

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Early Modern Women's Writing
EditorsPatricia Pender, Rosalind Smith
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, Cham
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783030015374
ISBN (Print)9783030015374
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2022


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