The greater part of the building was pulled down by the Earl of Strafford about the year 1745.
The Earl of Strafford was, however, entirely opposed to this policy.
He intrigued at court against Portland and against Strafford, who expressed for him the greatest contempt.
All these proceedings were in secret session, in order that Strafford might not get warning and fly.
Mrs. Costello leaned back in her chair, and Mr. Strafford watched her from under the shadow of his hand.
At last the time for the trial of Strafford came on, while Laud was in confinement.
But the crime of Strafford was none the less a crime that it did not fall within the scope of the Statute of Treasons.
The king was determined on no account to give his consent to Strafford's condemnation.
His administration of the island imitated that of Strafford in Ireland.
It may be, too, that some mingled feeling may have arisen in Strafford's breast.