Charges at Staffordshire sessions, ca. 1675-1725.

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Strafford, Thomas Wentworth, Earl of, 1593-1641,. Charges at Staffordshire sessions, ca. 1675-1725.

Charges at Staffordshire sessions, ca. 1675-1725.

Contains charges at Staffordshire county and Stafford borough sessions, temp. Will. III and Anne; also a charge to the 'Musicians Court' at Tutbury Castle; charges to Needwood forest court, a court leet and court baron; and some notes on criminal jurisdiction.

1 v. ; 19 cm.

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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...