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"Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, KG, PC, Earl Marshal (1473 – 25 August 1554) was a prominent Tudor politician. He was an uncle of two of the wives of Henry VIII: Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, and played a major role in the machinations behind these marriages. After falling from favour in 1546, he was stripped of the dukedom and imprisoned in the Tower, avoiding execution when the King died. He was released on the accession of Queen Mary I. He aided Mary in securing her throne, setting the stage for alienation between his Catholic family and the Protestant royal line that would be continued by Queen Elizabeth I."


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[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 139. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.

[S16] #894 Cahiers de Saint-Louis (1976), Louis IX, Roi de France, (Angers: J. Saillot, 1976), FHL book 944 D22ds., vol. 2 p. 108, 119, vol. 3 p. 134, vol. 4 p. 303.

[S20] Magna Carta Ancestry: A study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Richardson, Douglas, (Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2nd edition, 2011), vol. 2 p. 415-416.

[S23] #849 Burke's Guide to the Royal Family (1973), (London: Burke's Peerage, c1973), FHl book 942 D22bgr., p. 204.

[S25] #798 The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1696491 it., vol. 2 p. 447, vol. 3 p. 716.

"Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, Earl of Surrey, styled Lord Howard 1483-1514, K.G.; Earl Marshal of England; Lord High Admiral 1513-25; Captain of the Vanguard at Flodden 1513; Chief Governor of Ireland 1520-3; Lord High Treasurer 1522; took an active part in the overthrow of Cardinal Wolsey; Lord High Steward for the trial of his niece, Anne Boleyn, the Queen Consort, of whom he had till then been 'Chief Adviser'; opposed the new religion; arranged the marriage of his niece, Katharine Howard, with the King; found guilty of High Treason at the end of Henry VIII's reign, and kept a prisoner during the reign of Edward VI; was the Bearer of the Crown at the Coronation of Queen Mary; b. 1473; d. 25 August 1554."

[S37] #93 [Book version] The Dictionary of National Biography: from the Earliest Times to 1900 (1885-1900, reprint 1993), Stephen, Leslie, (22 volumes. 1885-1900. Reprint, Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1993), FHL book 920.042 D561n., vol. 3 p. 204-205.

[S124] #240 Collins's Peerage of England, Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical, Greatly Augmented, and Continued to the Present Time (1812), Brydges, Sir Egerton,, (9 volumes. London: [T. Bensley], 1812), FHL book 942 D22be., vol. 1 p. 80, 98.

[S177] #929 The History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey: Compiled from the Best and Most Authentic Historians, Valuable Records, and Manuscripts in the Public Offices and Libraries, and in Private Hands.. (1804-1814), Manning, Owen, (Three volumes. London: J. Nichols, 1804-1814), FHL book Q 942.21 H2ma., vol. 2 p. 169.

[S260] #1784 The Visitation of Norfolk, Made and Taken by William Hervey, Anno 1563, Enlarged with Another Visitacion [Sic] Made by Clarenceux Cook: with Many Other Descents, and Also the Vissitation [Sic] Made by John Raven, Anno 1613 (1891), Rye, Walter, (The Publications of the Harleian Society: Visitations, volume 32. London: [Harleian Society], 1891), FHL book 942 B4h; FHL microfilm 162,058., vol. 32 p. 163.

[S347] Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-century Colonists: the Descent from the Later Plantagenet Kings of England, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, and Edward III, of Emigrants from England and Wales to the North American Colonies Before 1701 (2nd ed., 1999), Faris, David, (2nd edition. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), FHL book 973 D2fp., p. 45 BOURCHIER:4.

[S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 1 p. 253; vol. 2 p. 138; vol. 14 p. 87 [BERKELEY].

[S1904] The Famly of Mary Bourchier Whitaker, FILM: 2055187-34., p. 56.

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Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk's Timeline

Kenninghall, Norfolk, England
January 19, 1517
Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England
Of, London, Middlesex, England
Ashwell Thorpe, Northumberland, Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
August 25, 1554
Age 81
Kenninghall, Norfolk, England
October 2, 1554
Age 81
St Michael Churchyard ,Framlingham, Suffolk, England
April 13, 1929
Age 81