Carlisle, Charles Howard, 1st earl of (kärlĪlˈ) [key], 1629–85, English statesman. A member of the prominent Howard 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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