Arundel Cathedral
Arundel Cathedral
Arundel Cathedral
 
   
           
  At he end of the north transept is the shrine of St Philip Howard, Earl of Arundel, who was born in 1557 and died as a prisoner in the Tower of London on 19 October 1595.
After a period as a courtier at Queen Elizabeth's court, he was reconciled to the Catholic church by Fr Weston, a missionary priest, and, fearing persecution because Catholicism was forbidden, was captured while setting sail from Littlehampton.
 
Shrine of St Phlip Howard
In 1586 he was found guilty before the Star Chamber court, fined and imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he remained till his death. During the time of the Spanish Armada he was accused of praying for a Spanish victory and condemned to death for treason, a sentence which was not carried out. Instead he remained a prisoner in the Tower of London for almost eleven years, before dying at the age of thirty eight.
The shrine to the saint has a fine statue of St Philip in Elizabethan costume and contains his relics.