Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (1536 – 14 Dec 1624), known as Howard of Effingham, was an English statesman and Lord High Admiral under Elizabeth I and James I. He was commander of the English forces during the battles against the Spanish Armada and was chiefly responsible for the victory that saved England from invasion by the Spanish Empire.
m.1 (Jul 1563) Catherine Carey (d. 21 Mar 1602/3; Father: Henry, Lord Hunsdon). Issue:
Leveson-Gower, G. (1888). "The Howards of Effingham." Surrey Archaeological Collections: Relating to the History and Antiquities of the County, (Vol. 9, pp. 400 - 403). Surrey Archaeological Society. London. Google Books.
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