Life of a spirited C14th noblewoman who lived through adversity and imprisonment, civil wars and plague. She became a shrewd philanthropist, patron of a Cambridge college and of all the arts, at a time of intellectual ferment and artistic magnificence.
This booksite includes all the essays added in the second edition, and a resource page of downloads & links. It explores Elizabeth’s role in the network of artistic patronage at a time of enduring architectural treasures, fine textiles and beautiful manuscripts, & the enduring influence of her educational vision. At Clare College, new generations of scholars pursue the Precious Pearl of Learning.