Novissima Straffordii, sive Quaestio Straffordiana [manuscript], ca. 1650.
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William Bromley was MP for Oxford University, 1702-1732, Speaker of the House of Commons, 1710, and Secretary of State, 1713-1714 From the guide to the Incomplete set of copies of William Bromley's letter-books when in office as Secretary of State, Northern department, August 17, 1713 to September 22, 1714, 1713-1714, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) ...
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...