Northampton, Henry Howard, earl of

born Feb. 25, 1540, Shottesham, Norfolk, Eng.
died June 15, 1614, London

English noble noted for his intrigues in the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I.

Younger brother of the 4th duke of Norfolk, he was implicated in efforts to free Mary, Queen of Scots. He successfully sought favour with the Scottish king James VI, who, on his accession as James I of England, made Howard a privy councillor (1603) and earl of Northampton (1604). As a judge at the trials of Walter Raleigh (1603) and Guy Fawkes (1605), he pressed for conviction.

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