Reference Entry

Wentworth, Thomas, first earl of Strafford (1593-1641), lord lieutenant of Ireland

Ronald G. Asch

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Early years | Court, county, and parliament in the early 1620s | Political and personal disappointments, 1625-1626 | The 'honest patriot', 1627-1628 | In office at last: Wentworth as lord president of the north | Promotion or banishment? Appointment as lord deputy of Ireland | New foundations: parliament, state, and church | Wentworth and the earl of Cork | Confiscations and plantations | Public finance, private profit, and English court politics | Ireland and the Scottish crisis | The king's chief councillor | Impeachment and attainder | Historical reputation | Conclusion

Reference Entry.  15122 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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