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Saint Philip Howard

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Birth
Strand, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death
19 Oct 1595 (aged 38)
Tower Hamlets, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
Burial*
Wapping, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England

* This is the original burial site

Memorial ID
16137425 View Source

Earl of Arundel. Born the eldest son of Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk and Lady Mary FitzAlan, daughter of Henry FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel, at Arundel House, The Strand, London. He atteded Cambridge until November 1576. He was styled as Earl of Surrey before 1580 when he succeeded to the Earldom of Arundel at the death of his grandfather. In 1581 he was present at the disputations of Edmund Campion in the Tower which apparently led to a change of religious thought. The earl found himself suspect and out of favor after his wife's conversion to Roman Catholicism. He was then himself baptized in that church in September 1584. His position in a Protestant court apparently became increasingly uncomfortable for the convert and after composing a letter of explanation to Queen Elizabeth, he attempted to leave the country without permit. He was captured at sea and confined in the Tower in April 1585. In April 1589 he was charged with high treason, and all of his estates and titles forfeited. He remained a prisoner in the Tower until October 1595 when he requested an audience with his wife and son. The request was denied unless he renounced his conversion. Arundel refused and he died of dysentery within days. He was buried without ceremony in the Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, inside the the Tower. Twenty nine years later, his widow and son obtained permission from James I to move Arundel's body to the chapel at Arundel. He has been proclaimed a martyr by the Roman Catholic Church.

Earl of Arundel. Born the eldest son of Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk and Lady Mary FitzAlan, daughter of Henry FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel, at Arundel House, The Strand, London. He atteded Cambridge until November 1576. He was styled as Earl of Surrey before 1580 when he succeeded to the Earldom of Arundel at the death of his grandfather. In 1581 he was present at the disputations of Edmund Campion in the Tower which apparently led to a change of religious thought. The earl found himself suspect and out of favor after his wife's conversion to Roman Catholicism. He was then himself baptized in that church in September 1584. His position in a Protestant court apparently became increasingly uncomfortable for the convert and after composing a letter of explanation to Queen Elizabeth, he attempted to leave the country without permit. He was captured at sea and confined in the Tower in April 1585. In April 1589 he was charged with high treason, and all of his estates and titles forfeited. He remained a prisoner in the Tower until October 1595 when he requested an audience with his wife and son. The request was denied unless he renounced his conversion. Arundel refused and he died of dysentery within days. He was buried without ceremony in the Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, inside the the Tower. Twenty nine years later, his widow and son obtained permission from James I to move Arundel's body to the chapel at Arundel. He has been proclaimed a martyr by the Roman Catholic Church.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Iola
  • Added: 11 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 16137425
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16137425/philip-howard: accessed ), memorial page for Saint Philip Howard (28 Jun 1557–19 Oct 1595), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16137425, citing Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula, Wapping, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England; Maintained by Find a Grave .