Thomas Howard

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Third duke of Norfolk. Uncle of Anne Boleyn. A tool of King Henry VIII, he acquired rich monastic loot, and was created earl-marshal in 1533. He persecuted the Catholics, and his career as a military leader was marked with devastation. Accused of treason in 1544, his life was saved by Henry VIII‘s timely death, but he remained in prison till Mary’s accession.

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