Tag: Duke of Norfolk

The Howards and Seymours

From everything that has been written about him, Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk was a powerful, yet ambitious man. The possibility of bringing his family close to the crown after the execution of his niece, Anne Boleyn, and death of his son-in-law, Henry Fitzroy in 1536, seemed to be the driving force behind arranging a…

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Mary Howard: Bold Disobedience

Mary Howard was born in 1519, to Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk and his wife Lady Elizabeth Stafford. Elizabeth Stafford was the daughter of the Edward Stafford,†3rd Duke of Buckingham.†Mary’s father, the Duke of Norfolk was a very powerful man in England — at the time of her birth he was a very high-ranking…

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