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 (străf′ərd), First Earl of Title of Thomas Wentworth. 1593-1641.
English politician who was the principal adviser to Charles I. He was convicted of treason by Parliament and was executed.
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(Biography) Thomas Wentworth, Earl of. 1593–1641, English statesman. As lord deputy of Ireland (1632–39) and a chief adviser to Charles I, he was a leading proponent of the king's absolutist rule. He was impeached by Parliament and executed
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(ˈstræf ərd)

1st Earl of (Thomas Wentworth), 1593–1641, English statesman: chief adviser of Charles I of England.
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Charles also rewarded Wentworth's loyalty by creating him Earl of Strafford. Strafford had not been an advocate of Charles's most hated policies such as ship money or the imposition of Anglican prayer books in Scotland, but he felt it was his duty to support the king in enacting these policies once they had been decided upon, and for this he was very much hated.