Carlisle, Charles Howard, 1st earl of

Carlisle, Charles Howard, 1st earl of

(kärlīl`), 1629–85, English statesman. A member of the prominent HowardHoward,
English noble family. Landowners in Norfolk from the 13th cent., the Howards obtained the duchy of Norfolk through the marriage of Sir Robert Howard to Margaret Mowbray, daughter of Thomas Mowbray, 1st duke of Norfolk.
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 family, he held various offices under Oliver Cromwell and remained in favor after the Restoration (1660) of Charles II. He was created earl in 1661 and served on several diplomatic missions. From 1677 to 1681 he was governor of Jamaica.
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