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Strafford

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noun

1st Earl of Thomas Wentworth, 1593–1641, English statesman: chief adviser of Charles I of England.

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Strafford
/ (ˈstræfəd) /

noun

Thomas Wentworth, Earl of. 1593–1641, English statesman. As lord deputy of Ireland (1632–39) and a chief adviser to Charles I, he was a leading proponent of the king's absolutist rule. He was impeached by Parliament and executed
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