1593, Apr 131641, May 12
an 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 1632–40 he was Lord Deputy of Ireland, where he established a strong authoritarian rule. Recalled to England, he became a leading advisor to the King, attempting to strengthen the royal position against Parliament. When Parliament condemned him to death, Charles signed the death warrant and Wentworth was executed.
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09/12/1639-Viceroy Thomas Wentworth sails back to England 
11/11/1640-John Pym has Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford, locked in Tower of London 
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