Elizabeth de Burgh, Lady of Clare, 1295-1360, Household and other records
Volume Number: 57
Elizabeth de Burgh (1295-1360), daughter of one of the most powerful earls in England and cousin of Edward II, lost her third husband at the age of twenty-six, and spent the rest of her life as a widow. In 1317, having inherited one-third of the lands of her brother, Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, she established herself at Clare, which became her main administrative centre for her estates in East Anglia, Dorset and South Wales. Edited and introduced by Jennifer Ward.