Henry Howard, 5th Duke of Norfolk

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Henry Howard, 6th Duke of Norfolk, 4th Earl of Norfolk, 7th Earl of Surrey, 24th Earl of Arundel, 20th Baron Segrave, 19th Baron Mowbray, 15th Baron Furnivall, 14th Baron Maltravers, Earl Marshal (12 July 1628 – 13 January 1684) was the second son of Henry Howard, 22nd Earl of Arundel and Lady Elizabeth Stuart. He succeeded his brother Thomas Howard, 5th Duke of Norfolk after his death in 1677. He had previously been created 1st Baron Howard of Castle Rising in 1669 and 1st Earl of Norwich in 1672, on the latter occasion obtaining the restoration of the office of Earl Marshal of England to him and to his family.

About 1652, Howard married Lady Anne Somerset, daughter of Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester and Elizabeth Dormer. In January 1678, he took his seat in the House of Lords, but in August the first development of the Popish Plot was followed by an Act for disabling Catholics from sitting in either house of Parliament. He would not comply with the oath and withdrew to Bruges for three years. There he built a house attached to a Franciscan convent and enjoyed freedom of worship. He later gave away the greater part of his library, and grounds and rooms to the Royal Society, and the Arundelian marbles to Oxford University.

The peerages created for him died out with his grandson the 9th Duke in 1777, though the current Baron Mowbray descends from the 9th Duke. The 10th and later Dukes of Norfolk, who have inherited the associated peerages and office of Earl Marshal, descend from his brother Charles Howard of Greystoke.

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July 12, 1628
The Strand, Westminster, Middlesex, England
August 19, 1653
Age 25
Arundel House, London, Middlesex, England
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