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The Small Town of Clare

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With a population today of about fourteen hundred, Clare has had an interesting history from early times, which has brought it into contact with great historical movements and personages. The town has passed on its name as few other places have done. In the Middle Ages the Clare lords were among the leading nobles in the realm. In the fourteenth century Elizabeth de Burgh, Lady of Clare, refounded Clare Hall, later Care College, in Cambridge. Her successor received the title of Duke of Clarence, a title since renewed at rare intervals; and the name of the Clarenceux Herald is said to have been derived from Clare.Click on map to view full size ...