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

Sitter associated with 109 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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King Charles I and his supporters

by Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
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D20052

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford; Sir Philip Mainwaring

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1739 (circa 1636)
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1740 (1632-1633)
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D42071

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1740 (1632-1633)
NPG D42071

D42917

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1740 (1740)
NPG D42917

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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1740 (1632-1633)
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D20162

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1740 (1632-1633)
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D42068

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by John Samuel Agar, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Robert William Satchwell, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 31 October 1816
NPG D42068

D42072

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford going to execution

by George Sanders, printed by S.H. Hawkins, after Paul Delaroche
mezzotint, mid 19th century
NPG D42072

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