Henry Radclyffe, 2nd Earl of Sussex

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Arms of Sir Henry Radclyffe, 2nd Earl of Sussex, KG

Henry Radclyffe, 2nd Earl of Sussex, KG (also spelled "Radcliffe") (1507 – 17 February 1557) was a son of Robert Radclyffe, 1st Earl of Sussex and his wife Elizabeth Stafford, Countess of Sussex.

Marriages and children[edit]

He was first married to Elizabeth Howard, a daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk and his second wife Agnes Tilney. They had two sons:

The Complete Peerage gives the date of death for his first wife as 18 September 1534. Burke's Peerage agrees on the date but changes the year to 1537. Either way Henry would not remain a widower for long.

He married secondly Anne Calthorpe. The marriage resulted in a divorce or annulment in 1555, but they had two known children:


On 27 November 1542 his father died and Henry succeeded him as Earl of Sussex. His second cousin Mary I created him a Knight of the Garter in 1554, alongside the later Philip II of Spain, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy and William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Effingham.

He died on 17 February 1557 at Channel Row, Westminster (now known as Canon Row).[1]


  1. ^ Henry Machin. John Gough Nichols (ed.). The Diary of Henry Machyn. p. 126.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Robert Radclyffe
Earl of Sussex
Succeeded by
Thomas Radclyffe
Baron FitzWalter