Biography of Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk

Timeline

In 1473 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was born to Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk and Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey.

Edward IV's Daughter's Marriages

On 04 Feb 1495 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk and Anne York were married. .

In 1510 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed 268th Knight Garter: Henry VIII.

Birth and Death of Prince Henry

In Feb 1511 Henry VIII celebrated the birth of his son by holding a magnificent tournament at Westminster. The challengers included Henry VIII who fought as Cuere Loyall, Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter as Bon Vouloir, Edward Neville as Joyeulx Penser, Thomas Knyvet as Valiant Desyr and Thomas Tyrrell.
On Day 1 of the tournament the Answerers included: William Parr 1st Baron Parr Horton, Henry Grey 4th Earl Kent, Thomas Cheney, Richard Blount and Robert Morton.
On Day 2 of the tournament the Answerers included: Richard Tempest, Thomas Lucy, Henry Guildford, Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde, Richard Grey, Leonard Grey 1st Viscount Grane, Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, Edmund Howard and Henry Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire.

In 1513 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk and Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk were married.

On 04 May 1513 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed as Lord High Admiral.

Battle of Flodden

On 09 Sep 1513 at the Battle of Flodden the English army was commanded by Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk, Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, Edmund Howard, Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland, Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle and Marmaduke Constable.
The English army included: Henry "Shepherd Lord" Clifford 10th Baron Clifford, William Conyers 1st Baron Conyers, Thomas Berkeley 5th Baron Berkeley and Richard Neville 2nd Baron Latimer Snape. Randall Babington, John Bigod and Thomas Fitzwilliam were killed.
Marmaduke Constable, William Constable, George Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Aston, Edmund Walsingham, Thomas Burgh 7th Baron Cobham Sternborough, 5th Baron Strabolgi, 1st Baron Burgh and Walter Stonor was knighted by Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk.
The Scottish army suffered heavy casualties. James IV King Scotland, Alexander Stewart Archbishop St Andrews, Andrew Stewart 1st Lord Avondale, Matthew Stewart 2nd Earl Lennox, James Traquair, Archibald Campbell 2nd Earl Argyll, Robert Douglas, William Douglas 6th Lord Drumlanrig, George Douglas, William Douglas, John Douglas 2nd Earl Morton, Alexander Elphinstone 1st Lord Elphinstone, John Erskine, William Hay 4th Earl Erroll, Thomas Hay, Adam Hepburn 2nd Earl Bothwell, George Hepburn Bishop Isles, Adam Hepburn Master, Thomas "Younger of Cushnie" Lumsden, John Maxwell 4th Lord Maxwell, William Murray, Colin Oliphant, William Ruthven, George Seton 5th Lord Seton, Henry 03 Lord Sinclair, John Hay 2nd Lord Hay, David Home and William Sinclair 2nd Earl Caithness were killed.
George Home 4th Lord Home and John Stewart 2nd Earl Atholl fought.

On 01 Feb 1514 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk succeeded 2nd Earl Surrey (3C 1483).

In 1516 Henry Howard was born to Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk and Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk at Hunsdon.

On 10 Mar 1520 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed as Lord Deputy of Ireland.

Around 1520 Thomas Howard 1st Viscount Howard Bindon was born to Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk and Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk.

Trial and Execution of the Duke of Buckingham

In Apr 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham was arrested and imprisoned at Tower of London. He was accused of listening to prophecies of the King's death and intending to kill the King. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk presided at his trial. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Henry Guildford acted as judges. Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham, Anthony Poyntz and Edmund Walsingham as jurors. .

On 04 Dec 1522 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed as Lord Treasurer.

On 21 May 1524 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk succeeded 3rd Duke Norfolk (3C 1483), 14th Baron Mowbray (1C 1283), 15th Baron Segrave (1C 1295). Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk by marriage Duchess Norfolk (3C 1483).

Knighting of Henry Fitzroy

On 18 Jun 1525 Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII's illegitimate son, was created 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, 1st Earl Lincoln (7C 1525) at Bridewell Palace by his father Henry VIII.
Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland was created 1st Earl Cumberland, Warden of the West Marches and Governor Carlisle Castle.
Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter was created 1st Marquess Exeter (1C 1525).
Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland was created 1st Earl Rutland (3C 1525).
Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland carried the Sword of State. Thomas More read the patents of nobility. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset, !Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel and John Vere 14th Earl Oxford attended.
Around 18 Jun 1525 Henry Clifford 2nd Earl Cumberland and Eleanor Brandon were married at Bridewell Palace. .

In 1532 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed as Knight of the Order of St Michael.

Anne Boleyn's Investiture as Marchioness of Pembroke

On 01 Sep 1532 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England was created 1st Marquess Pembroke with Henry VIII performing the investiture at Windsor Castle. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde, Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, Eleanor Paston Baroness Ros Helmsley, Jean Dinteville, Edward Lee Archbishop York, John Stokesley Bishop London were present. Stephen Gardiner Bishop Winchester read the Patent of Creation. .

On 28 May 1533 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed as Earl Marshal.

On 03 Aug 1533 Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland made her formal entrance into London.
The Diary of Henry Machyn, Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London, 1550-1563, describes the event:
The third day of August, the Queen came riding to London and so to the Tower. She made her entrance at Aldgate, which was hanged with a great number of streamers hanging about the said gate; and all the streets into Leadenhall and unto the Tower were laid with gravel, and all the crafts of London stood in a row, with their banners and streamers hanging over their heads. Her Grace came, preceded by the Mayor of London carrying the mace and the Earl of Arundel carrying the sword, and all the trumpets blowing. After the Queen came the Lady Elizabeth, and after her the Duchess of Norfolk, and after her the Marchioness of Exeter and other ladies. And after them the aldermen, and then the guard with bows and javelins, and all the rest who departed from Aldgate in green and white, and red and white, and blue and green, to the number of three thousand horses and spears and javelins.
Strype’s Complete History of England describes Mary's entrance to the Tower:
There met her as humble supplicants the Duke of Norfolk, who had been a prisoner ever since his son the Earl of Surrey was put to death by King Henry the VIIIth};Edward Courtenay}, son of theMarquis of Exeter who was executed in the year 1538; Gardiner, deprived of his Bishopric of Winchester about two years before; and the Dowager Duchess of Somerset}, whose Lord had been beheaded. They presented themselves on their knees, and Gardiner in the name of them all, made a congratulatory speech to the Queen, who kindly raised them one after another, saluted them, saying they were her own proper prisoners and ordered their immediate discharge. The next day she restoredCourtenay to the honor of his family. Gardiner not only obtained his bishopric again but on the 23rd of August following was made Lord Chancellor, even though he had formerly subscribed to the Sentence of Divorce against the Queen’s mother and had written in defense of King Henry’s proceedings.

Christening of Elizabeth I

On 10 Sep 1533 the future the future Elizabeth I was christened at the Palace of Placentia.
Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter, Walter Blount, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury and Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu carried the covered gilt basin. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk escorted the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk carried the Salt. Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk carried the Chrisom. Agnes Tilney Duchess Norfolk carried Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter carried a taper of virgin wax.
Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby, Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde, Henry Grey 4th Earl Kent and George Boleyn 2nd Viscount Rochford supported the train of the mantle.
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, William Howard 1st Baron Howard and John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford carried the canopy. .

Pilgrimage of Grace

In 1536 the North rose against religious policies of Henry VIII. Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon condemned the traitors. John Neville 3rd Baron Latimer Snape was implicated. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, Henry Howard and Edmund Knyvet undertook the suppression of the rebels. .

Trial of Anne Boleyn

On 15 May 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn tried at the King's Hall in the Tower of London. .
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed Lord High Steward and presided. Henry Howard attended. Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu was one of the judges. Elizabeth Browne Countess Worcester was the principal witness.
The jurors were:
Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk,
Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln,
Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon,
Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland,
John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt,
Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland,
Henry Parker 11th Baron Marshal, 10th Baron Morley,
Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby,
Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle,
John Vere 15th Earl Oxford,
Thomas Wentworth 1st Baron Wentworth,
Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester,
Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland,
Thomas Burgh 7th Baron Cobham Sternborough, 5th Baron Strabolgi, 1st Baron Burgh,
Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter,
William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel,
Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel,
Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon,
Edward Powers Lord Powers,
William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne,
Thomas Ware,
Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor, and
George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham.

Neville Triple Wedding

On 02 Jul 1536 three weddings between the Neville, and Manners and Vere families, were celebrated at one mass at Holywell. Those present included Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon, Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk, Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland.
Henry Neville 5th Earl Westmoreland and Anne Manners were married,
Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland and Margaret Neville were married, and
John Vere 16th Earl Oxford and Dorothy Neville were married.

Bigod's Rebellion

On 17 Jan 1537 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Darcy Templehurst wrote to Robert Aske and Robert Constable . . . "Of Sir Fras Bigod I heard, this day at dinner, as you wrote; and more, that Hallum was taken at Hull yesterday with a letter in his purse from Sir Francis Bigod promising that he and all the West Countries would rise and come forward. This day with my servant, Alan Gefreyson, I sent you my news which are of such bruits, rages, and furies as the like I have not read nor heard of. I sent to my cousin Ellerker and Whartton for the premises concerning Hull. My advice is that you stay the people till the coming of my lord of Norfolk, which, I hear, shall be shortly, and all the gentlemen that is above of the North with him. He brings gracious answers of the Parliament and petitions. Good Mr. Aske, where you write desiring me to stay my quarters; there has yet been no stir in my rooms and lands, but what was caused by other wild countries and dales. I shall do my duty, and play my part therein, though I lie in my bed. I hear my lord of Cumberland is likely to have business for two prisoners he keeps. .

On 06 Jul 1537 Robert Constable was hanged in chains from the Beverley Gate in Kingston upon Hull witnessed by Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk. .

Christening Edward VI

On 15 Oct 1537 the future Edward VI was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London at the Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk and Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex, Philip Boteler, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and John Gage Lord Chamberlain attended. Mary Scrope carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex carried the canopy.
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter supported his wife Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel carried the train of the Prince's robe. Christopher Barker proclaimed the Prince's titles. Arthur Hopton attended. .
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset was created 1st Earl Hertford (2C 1537), 1st Viscount Beauchamp.
Edward VI King England and Ireland was created as Duke Cornwall, Earl Chester (9C 1537).
Nicholas Carew, Francis Bryan, Anthony Browne and John Russell 1st Earl Bedford surrounded the font.
Henry Knyvet, Edward Neville, Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley, Richard Long and John Wallop carried the canopy.

Funeral of Jane Seymour

On 12 Nov 1537 Jane Seymour Queen Consort England was buried in the Henry VIII Vault in St George's Chapel in Windsor.
Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland was Chief Mourner.
Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde, Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, John Gage Lord Chamberlain, Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk, Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland, Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland, Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter attended. .

On 16 May 1539 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk signed Six Articles.

On 29 Jun 1539 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk attended Dinner with King Henry VIII of England, Cromwell and others as guests of Archbishop Cramner.

On 10 Jun 1540 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk attended Meeting of the Privy Council where he removed Cromwells St George.

On 29 Jan 1541 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed as Lieutenant General North of the Trent.

Trial of Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre

On 20 Jun 1541 Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland was tried for the murder of John Busbrig, servant of Nicholas Pelham on whose land they were poaching. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed as Lord High Steward. .

On 12 Dec 1546 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was imprisoned at Tower of London.

In 1553 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was knighted by Queen Mary I of England.

In 1553 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed as Privy Council.

On 18 Aug 1553 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk presided Trial of John Dudley (01 Duke Northumberland).

On 01 Oct 1553 Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland was crowned I King England and Ireland: Tudor[Queen of England and Ireland] at Westminster Abbey.
Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon carried the Sword of State.
John Gage Lord Chamberlain bore the queen's train. Edward Dymoke attended as the Queen's Champion. James Blount 6th Baron Mountjoy and Henry Parker 12th Baron Marshal, 11th Baron Morley were created Knight of the Bath. Thomas Hastings and John Leigh were knighted. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk and Henry Neville 5th Earl Westmoreland attended.

On 25 Aug 1554 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk died at Kenninghall.

After 25 Aug 1554 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was buried at Church of St Michael the Archangel.

Mary Howard was born to Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk and Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk.

Katherine Howard Countess Derby was born to Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk and Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk.

Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed as Lord High Steward.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Howard

Maternal Family Tree: Eleanor Vitre Countess Salisbury

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 19 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 10 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 16 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of David I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 10 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 7 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France

Ancestry

Father: Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

GrandFather: John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandFather: Robert Howard Great x 4 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Howard Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Howard Great x 2 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Scales Great x 7 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Alice Tendring

Great GrandMother: Margaret Mowbray Baroness Grey Ruthyn Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Mowbray 1st Duke Norfolk Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Mowbray 4th Baron Mowbray, 5th Baron Segrave Great x 2 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Segrave 5th Baroness Segrave, Baroness Mowbray Great Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 9th Earl Surrey, 11th Earl Arundel Great x 2 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Bohun Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey Great Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

GrandMother: Katherine Moleyns

Mother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey Great x 8 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

GrandFather: Frederick Tilney

Great GrandFather: Philip Tilney

GrandMother: Elizabeth Cheney Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandFather: Lawrence Cheney

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Cheney

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Henry Cheney

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Cockayne Great x 6 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Cockayne Chief Baron

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Cockayne

Great x 3 GrandMother: Cecilia Vernon

Great x 2 GrandMother: Ida Grey Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Reginald Grey 2nd Baron Grey Ruthyn Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alianore Strange Baroness Grey Ruthyn Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England