Briefe of the charge against the Earle of Strafforde; and of his answer thereto. February 1641 or later

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Briefe of the charge against the Earle of Strafforde; and of his answer thereto., February 1641 or later

Briefe of the charge against the Earle of Strafforde; and of his answer thereto. February 1641 or later

File: copy of charges and answers in a case of impeachment. General articles; special articles 1-28; plea not to be re-tried for treason. (The main part of each leaf is Strafford's "Answeres thereunto"; squeezed intothe left-hand column is the relevant article of the charge.) The answers to the special articles resemble those he made February 24 according to Rushworth's Tryal.

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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...