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January 8 – Henry Clifford, 2nd Earl of Cumberland, and an interesting family story

Photo of the ruins of Brougham Castle, Henry Clifford's home, and a picture of the earl's arms.On 8th January 1570, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Clifford, 2nd Earl of Cumberland, died at his home, Brougham Castle. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Skipton.

According to a family story, Clifford was so devastated at the death of his first wife, Lady Eleanor Brandon, that he could only be brought back from a certain death by suckling from a woman's breasts!

Facts about Henry Clifford, 2nd Earl of Cumberland

Here are a few facts about this Earl of Cumberland...

Here are my videos on Clifford's father, the 1st Earl of Cumberland, and Clifford's son, George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland...

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