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[Earl of Surrey] (1517 – 19 January 1547 / Norfolk)

Henry Howard
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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey KG was an English aristocrat, and one of the founders of English Renaissance poetry.

Life

He was the eldest son of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, and his second wife, the former Lady Elizabeth Stafford (daughter of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham), so he was descended from kings on both sides of his family tree. He was reared at Windsor with Henry VIII's illegitimate son Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, and they became close friends and, later, brothers-in-law. He became Earl of Surrey in 1524 when his grandfather died and his father became Duke of Norfolk.

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