Earl of Surrey is executed for treason

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Historical Context Note

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and son of Henry VIII's former minister the Duke of Norfolk, is executed for treason. His father, who was accused of conspiring to make Surrey king in place of Prince Edward, only escapes a similar fate because the King dies the day before his planned execution.
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Editors. "Earl of Surrey is executed for treason". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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