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A New History of IrelandEarly Modern Ireland 1534-1691$
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T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, and F. J. Byrne

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199562527

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562527.001.0001

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The Government of Wentworth, 1632–40

The Government of Wentworth, 1632–40

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(p.243) Chapter IX The Government of Wentworth, 1632–40
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A New History of Ireland
Author(s):

Aidan Clarke

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562527.003.0009

This chapter describes the government of Thomas Viscount Wentworth, who became lord deputy of Ireland January 1632. He was one of a group who were loosely associated together in support of the king's aim to govern England without parliament. Wentworth had worked to create a new source of power for the crown in Ireland. In the summer of 1639, when the resources at Charles's disposal had proved insufficient to preserve his authority in Scotland, the time had come for Wentworth to fulfill the real political purpose of his deputyship by showing how Ireland could be used to redress the balance of power elsewhere in the king's favour. The king had already decided that, alone among his advisers, the lord deputy of Ireland seemed capable of solving his problems. On 23 July he wrote to ask Wentworth to join him in England.

Keywords:   lord deputy of Ireland, Thomas Viscount Wentworth, parliament, Scotland, Charles

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