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Straf·ford(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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1st Earl of (Thomas Wentworth), 1593–1641, English statesman: chief adviser of Charles I of England.
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