Governor of Landguard Fort

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The Governor of Landguard Fort was a British military officer who commanded the fortifications at Landguard Fort, protecting the port of Harwich. Landguard successfully held off a Dutch raid in 1667 and continued to be used for military purposes through the 1950s. The office of Governor was abolished in 1833, and of Lieutenant-Governor in 1854.

Landguard Fort Fort in England, Britain

Landguard Fort is a fort at the mouth of the River Orwell outside Felixstowe, Suffolk, designed to guard the entrance to the port of Harwich. It is now open to the public.

Harwich town in Essex, England

Harwich is a town in Essex, England and one of the Haven ports, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east. It is in the Tendring district. Nearby places include Felixstowe to the northeast, Ipswich to the northwest, Colchester to the southwest and Clacton-on-Sea to the south. It is the northernmost coastal town within Essex.

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Governors of Landguard Fort

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland English courtier, peer and soldier

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, known as Lord Kensington between 1623 and 1624, a member of the influential Rich family, was an English courtier, peer and soldier.

Charles Rich, 4th Earl of Warwick Member House of Lords

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James Howard, 3rd Earl of Suffolk,, was grandson of Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk, and was also 3rd Baron Howard de Walden. He was succeeded in the earldom, a revival of an earlier title held by distant ancestors and re-created for his grandfather Thomas Howard, by two of his brothers. He acted as Earl Marshal for the coronation of Charles II.

Lieutenant-Governors of Landguard Fort

Philip Thicknesse author

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Leslie, John Henry (1898). The history of Landguard fort, in Suffolk. Eyre and Spottiswoode. pp. 90–119.