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Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton (1540-1614), Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports

Sitter associated with 5 portraits
A Roman Catholic intriguer during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I of England, and had a reputation for treachery. He was the second son of the poet Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and the younger brother of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk. After the discovery of his brother's plot to wed Mary, Queen of Scots, he was arrested more than once on suspicion of harbouring treasonable intentions. At the end of Elizabeth I's reign, Howard actively courted the favour of James VI. On James's accession, Howard became one of his favourites. He was made a privy councillor in 1603, and the following year was made Earl of Northampton and Baron Howard of Marnhull.

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The Somerset House Conference, 1604

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1604
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 665


Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton

by R. Clamp, published by E. & S. Harding, after Silvester Harding, or after Edward Harding
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D25833


Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton

by William Bond, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after John Jackson, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D38773


possibly Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D39337


possibly Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D39338


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