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Charles Howard 1st Earl of Nottingham and the 2nd Howard of Effingham was born in the year of 1536 A.D. and died #onthisday 14th December 1624 A.D.

Simply remembered as Howard of Effingham, he was an English high admiral under Elizabeth I and James I. He was responsible as a commander for the English forces during the battle with the Spanish Armada. He was chiefly responsible, after Francis Drake for the victory and, for saving England from the Spanish Empire’s invasion.