- 1st Earl ofThomas Wentworth, 1593–1641, English statesman: chief adviser of Charles I of England.
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Strafford, my friend, there may have been reports, Vain rumors.
It may be, too, that some mingled feeling may have arisen in Strafford's breast.
For we are proud of you—happy and proud To have you with us, Strafford!
Go—'tis nothing— Only my heart that swells: it has been thus Ere now: go, Strafford!
A small matter, I warrant you,' replied Strafford with forced levity.
- 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