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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (1593-1641), Statesman

Sitter associated with 108 portraits
A powerful statesman, Strafford initially supported Parliament but was won over by Charles I. As President of the Council of the North (1628), and Lord-Deputy of Ireland (1632), he established a reputation for vigorous and efficient administration. As chief adviser to the King, 1639-41, he urged strong measures to control Parliament and obtain funds for a war against the Scots. Seen as a threat to Parliament, a bill of attainder was passed against him and the King reluctantly agreed to his execution. It was a political and moral blunder for which Charles never forgave himself.

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William Laud; Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, early 1640s (circa 1635-1637)
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1640
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1640
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William Laud; Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, early 1640s (circa 1635-1637)
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, (circa 1640)
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, (circa 1640)
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, (circa 1640)
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Peeter Huybrechts, after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, (circa 1640)
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1640
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line and stipple engraving, after 1641 (circa 1636)
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1641 or after
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Richard Gaywood, after Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1656 (circa 1636)
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Richard Gaywood, after Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1656 (circa 1636)
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Balthasar Moncornet, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1656 (circa 1636)
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Balthasar Moncornet, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1656 (circa 1636)
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Balthasar Moncornet, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1656 (circa 1636)
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