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Thomas Wentworth was Strafford’s 1st Earl. He was a statesman in England and key figure before the Civil War in England. He worked in Parliament and supported King Charles.

He was Ireland’s Lord Deputy from 1632-39, where he implemented a tough authoritarian rule. He was recalled to England and became the king’s top advisor, trying to make the royal position against Parliament stronger.

When he was sentenced to death by Parliament, the death warrant was signed by Charles and Wentworth was put to death.

Early Year

The birth of Thomas Wentworth took place in London on 13 April 1593. He was Sir William Wentworth’s son who was from Wentworth Woodhouse, close to Rotherham. He schooled at St John’s College in Cambridge. In 1607 he became a student of law at Inner Temple.

He belonged to an ancient Yorkshire family and Anne Sir Robert Atkin’s daughter, of Stowell Gloucestershire.

He had his education at St John’s College in Cambridge and became a student of law in 1607 in Inner Temlein. In 1611, he became a knight and got married to Margaret, Francis Clifford’s daughter who was Cumberland’s Earl.