1536 - Born on the 14th of December.
1563 - He married Katherine Carey.
1569 - He helped suppress a rebellion of the Roman Catholic lords of northern England.
1573 - He succeeded to his father's title of Lord Howard of Effingham.
1585 - Became lord high admiral.
1596 - Howard and Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, commanded the expedition that sacked Cádiz, Spain.
1597 - The queen made Howard earl of Nottingham.
1599 - He was given the exceptional office of lord lieutenant general of England.
1601 - He helped put down Essex's uprising against Elizabeth and served as a commissioner at Essex's trial.
1624 - Died in near Croydon, Surrey, England on the 14th of December.
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