A border baron and the Tudor state: the rise and fall of Lord Dacre of the North

  title={A border baron and the Tudor state: the rise and fall of Lord Dacre of the North},
  author={Steven G. Ellis},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  • S. Ellis
  • Published 1992
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
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