[Collection of prints, letters, and printed ephemera pertaining to the Earl of Strafford] 1630-1641

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[Collection of prints, letters, and printed ephemera pertaining to the Earl of Strafford], 1630-1641

[Collection of prints, letters, and printed ephemera pertaining to the Earl of Strafford] 1630-1641

Includes an original watercolor, 2 Dutch prints, 3 English prints, prints of Charles I (1600-49), Lords and Commons as they appeared at Strafford's trial, and Strafford's execution, facsimiles of autographs, and a contemporary printed copy of "The Earle of Straffords last Speech on the Scaffold."

Total Volumes: 1

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Strafford, Thomas Wentworth, earl of, 1593-1641

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The complex political career of Thomas Wentworth Strafford began in Parliament, where he opposed war with Spain. After losing influence, he realigned himself in support of King Charles I, and was made baron and viscount and ultimately Lord Deputy of Ireland. His success in Ireland was marred by ruthless methods, contributing to his lack of popularity among his peers. Recalled by Charles as an advisor in the war with Scotland, Strafford was accused of treason and beheaded on 12 May 1641, with Cha...