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Henry Clifford, 10th Baron de Clifford

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Name  Henry 10th

Died  1524
Henry Clifford, 10th Baron de Clifford
Parents  John Clifford, 9th Baron de Clifford
Children  Henry Clifford, 1st Earl of Cumberland
Grandchildren  Henry Clifford, 2nd Earl of Cumberland
Grandparents  Thomas Clifford, 8th Baron de Clifford
Great-grandparents  Lady Elizabeth Percy, John Clifford, 7th Baron de Clifford

Henry Clifford, 10th Baron de Clifford, also 10th feudal baron of Skipton (ca. 1454 – 23 April 1523) was a member of the Clifford family which was seared at Skipton Castle from 1310 to 1676. He was one of the chief commanders in the Battle of Flodden against the Scots in 1513. He is the subject of the opera Henry Clifford by Isaac Albéniz.

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Origins

He was the son of John Clifford, 9th Baron de Clifford (also known as "Black-faced Clifford").

Career

He was the hereditary Sheriff of Westmorland from his restoration until his death.

However, at the age of sixty, once again his family was called into service by Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey who intended to repel the attacking Scots. Henry Clifford led an army of several thousand men northward and met the Scots on Flodden Field where the English won a decisive victory, and King James IV of Scotland was killed.

Marriage and children

At some time before 1493 Clifford married Anne St John, who was the daughter of Sir John St John of Bletsoe (1426–1488) by his wife Alice Bradshaigh, and granddaughter of Margaret Beauchamp of Bletso. His eldest son and heir was Henry Clifford, 1st Earl of Cumberland.

References

Henry Clifford, 10th Baron de Clifford Wikipedia


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