Sir Edward Howard
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sir Edward Howard


Nominated 1513

Son of Thomas Howard, second Duke of Norfolk. On Henry's accession, acted as the King's standard bearer. Appointed Admiral of the Fleet in 1512. Became Lord Admiral on the death of the John de Vere, Earl of Oxford. Drowned after falling overboard in full armour during an attack on the French fleet, after his nomination as a Knight of the Garter, but before he had been installed.