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21 January 1543 – Henry Howard’s Madding Time

| January 21, 2015

21 January 1543 – Henry Howard’s Madding Time

On this day in history, on the night of 21 January 1543, there was trouble in London. A group of half a dozen young men, including ringleader Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (the famous, Tudor poet, courtier and soldier), and Thomas Wyatt the Younger (son of the poet Thomas Wyatt, and the future leader of […]

12 December 1546 – To the Tower for the Howards

| December 12, 2014

12 December 1546 – To the Tower for the Howards

On 12th December 1546, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey was led through the streets of London from Ely Place, where he had been held since the 2nd December, to the Tower of London. There, he was joined by his father, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, who was taken to the Tower by barge along […]

2 December 1546 – The Arrest of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

| December 2, 2014

2 December 1546 – The Arrest of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

On this day in history, 2nd December 1546, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, poet, courtier and soldier, was arrested after his former friend, Richard Southwell, gave evidence against him. What was Surrey’s crime? Well, he was charged with improper heraldry. According to Southwell, Surrey had used the arms of his ancestor Edward the Confessor in […]

19 January 1547 – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is Executed

| January 19, 2014

19 January 1547 – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is Executed

On this day in history, the 19th January 1547, the poet, courtier and soldier Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and son of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, was executed by beheading on Tower Hill after being found guilty of treason. He was laid to rest at All Hallows-by-the-Tower but was moved in 1614 by […]

13 January 1547 – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Sentenced to Death

| January 13, 2014

13 January 1547 – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Sentenced to Death

On 13th January 1547, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, poet and soldier, was found guilty of treason at London’s Guildhall and sentenced to death. At the trial, Lord Chancellor Wriothesley read out the indictment which had been agreed by a jury at Norwich Castle on 7th January. The indictment stated that “one Henry Howard, late […]

12 December 1546 – The Duke of Norfolk and the Earl of Surrey are taken to the Tower of London

| December 12, 2013

12 December 1546 – The Duke of Norfolk and the Earl of Surrey are taken to the Tower of London

On 12th December 1546, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, and his son, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, were arrested and taken from Lord Chancellor Wriothesley’s house in Ely Place, Holborn, where they had been interrogated, to the Tower of London. Norfolk was taken to the Tower by barge but his son suffered the humiliation […]

George Boleyn Biography Published

| October 30, 2013

George Boleyn Biography Published

While researching the Boleyns for my books and for The Anne Boleyn Files, I came across Deux Gentilshommes-Poetes De La Cour De Henry VIII a French biography of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, written by diplomat Edmond Bapst and published in 1891. My French is quite good so I could […]

Execution of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey – 19 January 1547

| January 19, 2013

Execution of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey – 19 January 1547

Today marks the anniversary of the execution of the man known as “Henry VIII’s last victim”, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, poet, courtier and soldier, who was executed on 19th January 1547 on Tower Hill for treason. Surrey’s father, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, had also been sentenced to death for treason but escaped […]

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