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The free spirits

Gillian Clarke (1941 – 2015)

Gillian ClarkeThe late daughter of schoolteachers from Sidcup, Kent and a mother of two, Gillian Clarke met her Conservative politician husband Kenneth at Cambridge in 1963. A redoubtable “rock” to her husband and “gracious hostess”, Clarke could not drive but was a “highly acclaimed scholar in medieval history”. She was well-known for her work helping prisoners and ex-prisoners.



3 comments on “Gillian Clarke (1941 – 2015)”

  1. Lauda Finem – Praise to the end – the Motto of Nottingham High School *

    Gillian Clarke…….Good eggs come in various guises……

    * attended by both Kenneth Clarke QC and Ed Balls , who there leaned to play the violin….such foresight!

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