Henry Clifford, first Baron Clifford, first Earl of Cumberland
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Henry Clifford, first Baron Clifford, first Earl of Cumberland

c.1493-1542

Nominated 1537

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Created Earl of Cumberland, to give him authority in the government of the north, in 1525. Appointed deputy warden of the West Marches 1525, resigned 1527. Served again in this post from 1534, although mainly as a figurehead. Elected to the Garter as a reward for his loyalty during the Pilgrimage of Grace.