HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY

BORN: 1516 or 1517
EXECUTED: 21 JANUARY 1547

 
Henry Howard, by an unknown artist
On display at Arundel Castle

Son of Thomas, 3rd Duke of Norfolk and father to Thomas, 4th Duke of Norfolk. Poet who experimented with blank verse and sonnet forms. Executed on trumped up charges by Edward Seymour (Protector early in the reign of Edward VI).