Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton (1608-1667), Lord High Treasurer
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Lord High Treasurer, 1660-7 and son of Shakespeare's patron. Pepys knew Wriothesley well and found him a 'very ready man' and 'brave servant to the king' but with usual attention to detail Pepys complained of his habit of wearing his fingernails too long.
by Edward Harding, published by E. & S. Harding, after Samuel Cooper
Politics, Government and Diplomacy