He was the son of Robert Radcliffe, 1st Earl of Sussex and Lady Elizabeth Stafford. He was born around 1506 in Attleborough, Norfolk, England. He was married twice, firstly to Lady Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk and Agnes Tilney, in May 1524 at Chelsea, Middlesex, England. He married, secondly, Anne Calthorpe, daughter of Sir Philip Calthorpe, before 21 November 1538. He and Anne Calthorpe were divorced before 13 November 1555. He died on 17 February 1557.
2nd Earl of Sussex [E., 1529] on 27 November 1542.
2nd Viscount FitzWalter [E., 1525] on 27 November 1542
11th Lord FitzWalter [E., 1295] on 27 November 1542.
Vol. 1, Page 7: "Henry Ratcliff, Earl of Sussex, Viscount Fits-Walter, Lord Egremond, and Burnel, held his first Court in 1542, he was in great Favour with Queen Mary... He died at Westminster, 17 Feb. 1556 leaving Issue by Elizabeth his Wife, Daughter of Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, Thomas the third Earl of Sussex, and Henry the fourth Earl."
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