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The Duke of Norfolk
Portraet Thomas Howard Earl of Arundel Wenzel Hollar.jpg
Born 9 March 1627
Died 13 December 1677 (1677-12-14) (aged 50)
Noble family House of Howard
Father Henry Howard, 22nd Earl of Arundel
Mother Elizabeth Stuart

Thomas Howard, 5th Duke of Norfolk (9 March 1627 – 13 December 1677) was an English nobleman.

Thomas Howard was born to Henry Frederick Howard, 22nd Earl of Arundel and Elizabeth Stuart, Countess of Arundel. In 1660 King Charles II, acting on a virtually unanimous petition from the House of Lords recreated the dukedom of Norfolk, which had been forfeited for treason in 1572, and gave it to him.[1]

Thomas had significant mental disabilities that prevented him from marrying or exercising his privileges as Duke. He spent much of his life in a private asylum in Padua, Italy.[2] Thomas' brother, Sir Henry Howard served as Earl Marshal until Thomas died in 1677, then succeeded him as Duke.[3] Another brother, Philip, became a Catholic cardinal.

See also


  1. ^ Kenyon, J.P. The Popish Plot Phoenix Press Reissue 2000 p.35
  2. ^ Kenyon p.35
  3. ^ Kenyon p.35
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Howard
Earl of Arundel
Earl of Surrey
Earl of Norfolk
Baron Mowbray
Baron Segrave
Baron Maltravers

Succeeded by
Henry Howard
Preceded by
Alethea Howard
Baron Furnivall
Baron Talbot
Baron Strange of Blackmere

forfeited 1572
Title last held by
Thomas Howard
Duke of Norfolk

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