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Charles Howard

Born 1536
Died 1624
Son of Sir William Howard 1st Baron of Effingham


  • Charles Howard was 2nd Baron of Effingham and 1st Earl of Nottingham.
  • He was an important officer in the navy.
  • Charles was a cousin of Queen Elizabeth I.
  • He was in charge of the English navy along with Francis Drake.
  • He was Lord High Admiral between 1585 - 1618.
  • He commanded the fleet against the Spanish/
  • Drake and Howard defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.
  • They saved the country from invasion by Spain.


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