THYORK-02 Standard Bearer, The Retinue of Sir Thomas Howard of Ashwell Thorpe, Earl of Surrey
Thomas Howard was an English nobleman, soldier and statesman who served four monarchs. He was the eldest son of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, by his first wife Catharina de Moleyns. The Duke was the grandfather of both Queen Catherine Howard and the great grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1513 he led the English to victory over the Scots at the decisive Battle of Flodden, for which he was richly rewarded by King Henry VIII, who was away in France at the time.