Arundel, Henry Fitzalan, 12th earl of
Arundel, Henry Fitzalan,
12th earl of ăr´əndəl [key], 1511?–1580, English statesman. Lord chamberlain under Henry VIII, he was a member of the council appointed by Henry to govern during the minority of Edward VI. After Edward's death (1553), he helped bring Mary I to the throne, foiling the duke of Northumberland's attempt to crown Lady Jane Grey. Arundel was prominent in Mary's reign and remained powerful, though always under suspicion because he was a Catholic, after the accession (1558) of Elizabeth I.
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