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Wentworth, Thomas (1st Earl of Strafford, 1st Baron Raby)

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Born: 1593 AD
Died: 1641 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Earl

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1593 - Born on April 13th in London.

1607 - Wentworth was educated at St John's College, Cambridge and became a law student at the Inner Temple.

1611 - He married Lady Margaret Clifford, daughter of the Earl of Cumberland on October.

         - Was knighted by King James I in December.

1614 - He inherited a baronetcy on the death of his father and was elected to the Parliament (the "Addled Parliament") as MP for Yorkshire.

1627 - He refused to pay the forced loans demanded by the King and was imprisoned for six months.

1628 - King Charles secured his allegiance by making him a viscount and appointing him Lord-President of the Council of the North in December.

1629 - He was appointed to the Privy Council in May.

1640 - He was elevated to the position of lord-lieutenant of Ireland, which empowered him to govern Ireland in his absence through a deputy. He was also created 1st Earl of Strafford.

1641 - Died of execution on May 12th.

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