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Anne Boleyn’s Family Part Two – The Howards

| August 1, 2014

Anne Boleyn’s Family Part Two – The Howards

Last week I wrote about Anne Boleyn’s paternal family, the Boleyns and Butlers, so today I’m going to look at Anne’s maternal family, the Howards. Apologies for the long article, there were quite a few prominent Howards! The Howards were one of the premier families in England and were of royal blood, being descended from […]

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 […]

London Calling, July 2012 by Marilyn Roberts

| July 12, 2012

London Calling, July 2012 by Marilyn Roberts

Today we have an article from author and historian Marilyn Roberts who you will remember from her wonderful articles on the Howards and Norfolk House. Thank you, Marilyn! 5th July I’m on the terrace of Buckingham Palace, in a large white marquee done out with duck egg blue fixtures, having a glass of Sandringham Apple […]

5th May 1542 – Duchess Agnes Pardoned

| May 5, 2012

5th May 1542 – Duchess Agnes Pardoned

Today, we have a guest article from author and historian Marilyn Roberts who wrote a series of articles on the Howards for us before Christmas. Over to Marilyn… We last met Agnes, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk and the other prisoners on 13th February 1542, pondering their futures on the day of her step-granddaughter Katherine Howard’s […]

Katherine Howard’s Execution: The Tragic End of a Young Life

| February 13, 2012

Katherine Howard’s Execution: The Tragic End of a Young Life

Today’s post comes from historian Marilyn Roberts, author of “The Mowbray Legacy” and the forthcoming “Norfolk House”. You may remember her articles on the Howards from December. Thank you, Marilyn! There has been a quiet spell, of sorts, since 22nd December 1541 when we left prominent members of the Howard family incarcerated in the Tower. […]

470 Years Ago – Terror for the Howards at Christmas

| December 21, 2011

470 Years Ago – Terror for the Howards at Christmas

Following on from her wonderful article Katherine Howard, the Duchess and Norfolk House two weeks ago, Marilyn Roberts has written a second article giving an update on the Howard family in December 1541… 470 Years Ago – Terror for the Howards at Christmas by Marilyn Roberts A great deal has happened to the Howards and […]