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People/Characters: Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton

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All the Queen's Men: Elizabeth I and Her Courtiers by Neville Williams
Cotton's Library: The Many Perils of Preserving History by Matt Kuhns
Elizabeth and Essex: A Tragic History by Lytton Strachey
Giordano Bruno and the Embassy Affair by John Bossy
Ink and Steel by Elizabeth Bearas Earl of Northampton
Prophecy by S. J. Parris
Reformation and Revolution, 1558-1660 by Robert Ashton
That Great Lucifer: A Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh by Margaret Irwin
The Tower of London in the History of England by A. L. Rowse
Under the Molehill: An Elizabethan Spy Story by John Bossyfriend of Castelnau

Character description

Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton (25 February 1540 – 15 June 1614) was a significant English aristocrat and courtier. He was suspect as a crypto-Catholic throughout his life, and went through periods of royal disfavour, in which his reputation suffered greatly. He was distinguished for learning, artistic culture and his public charities. He built Northumberland House in London and superintended the construction of the fine house of Audley End. He founded and planned several hospitals. Francis Bacon included three of his sayings in his Apophthegms, and chose him as "the learnedest councillor in the kingdom to present to the king his Advancement of Learning." Although he died before it went to trial it was discovered that he had been involved in the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury.

Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton in Wikipedia

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