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John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk

(circa 1425-1485), Soldier and politician

Sitter associated with 3 portraits
John Howard was the son of Sir Robert Howard and Margaret Mowbray. He became the 1st Duke of Norfolk in 1483. Howard was known as 'Jack of Norfolk'. He had the support of Edward IV of England who made him Constable of Norwich Castle, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk and Treasurer of the Royal Household. For his support of Richard III during the deposition of Edward V in 1483, he was created Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal of England, and Lord Admiral of England, Ireland, and Aquitaine.

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John Howard, Duke of Norfolk, by Schenecker, published by  Edward Harding, after  Silvester Harding - NPG D23920

John Howard, Duke of Norfolk

by Schenecker, published by Edward Harding, after Silvester Harding
stipple engraving, published 1791
NPG D23920

John Howard, Duke of Norfolk, published by Colnaghi & Co - NPG D23919

John Howard, Duke of Norfolk

published by Colnaghi & Co
stipple engraving, published 5 January 1809
NPG D23919

Called John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17703

Called John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pen and ink, September 1820 (probably late 16th century)
NPG D17703



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