John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk

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John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk KG (c. 1425 – 22 August 1485), was an English nobleman, military commander and, politician who served as Earl Marshal of England and High Admiral of England from 1483 to 1485. He was responsible for the control and direction of the Admiralty Office. He was a close friend and loyal supporter of King Richard III of England.