Author:Thomas Wentworth (1593-1641)
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|1st Earl of Strafford; English statesman and a major figure in the period leading up to the English Civil War. He served in parliament and was a supporter of King Charles I. From 1632 to 1639 he instituted a harsh rule as Lord Deputy of Ireland. Recalled to England, he became a leading advisor to the king, attempting to strengthen the royal position against parliament.|
Works about Wentworth
- "Wentworth, Thomas, Viscount Wentworth, Earl of Strafford," in A Compendium of Irish Biography, by Alfred Webb, Dublin: M. H. Gill & Son (1878)
- The Earl of Strafford in Select British Eloquence
- Lord Digby's speech against the attainder of Strafford
- "Wentworth, Thomas (1593-1641)," in Dictionary of National Biography, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., (1885–1900) in 63 vols.