Strafford in Ireland, 1633-41: A Study in Absolutism

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Manchester University Press, 1959 - British - 294 pages
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Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford (1593-1641) is one of the great controversial figures of English history. For many he was 'the Great Apostate' who abandoned the cause of liberty in the 1620s. For others he was a herioc figure who died on the scaffold as the King's good servant. In making a judgement about Strafford, his years of power, as Lord Deputy of Ireland (1633-40), are of crucial importance.

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Church and State
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Wentworths Economic Policy
130
Copyright

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