Person:Agnes Tilney (2)

Agnes Tilney
d.9 Nov 1545
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Name Agnes Tilney
Married Name Agnes Howard, Duchess of Norfolk
Gender Female
Birth[1] abt 1477 Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England
Alt Marriage 08 Nov 1497 to Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk
Marriage Bef 1510 to Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk
Death[1] 9 Nov 1545
Other[2] Godmother of Anne Boleyn's daughter Princess Elizabeth at her Christening
Burial? Thetford Abbey


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Agnes Howard (née Tilney) (c. 1477 – May 1545) was the second wife of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk. Two of King Henry VIII's Queens were her step-granddaughters, Anne Boleyn, and Katherine Howard. After her mother's death, Katherine Howard was in the Dowager Duchess's care during her youth, and as a result of the Duchess's lax guardianship, committed sexual indiscretions while in the Duchess's household which led to her execution as Queen. Agnes' brother, Sir Philip Tilney of Shelley (d.1533), was the paternal grandfather of Edmund Tilney (1535/6–1610), Master of the Revels to Queen Elizabeth and King James. Edmund Tilney's mother, Malyn, was implicated in the scandal surrounding Queen Catherine's downfall.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Agnes Howard, Duchess of Norfolk, in Wikipedia - Agnes Howard, Duchess of Norfolk, 26 Oct 2013, Secondary quality.
  2. Dowager Duchess, in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Agnes Howard, Duchess of Norfolk, 01 Nov 2013.