Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

English earl and politician (1593-1641)

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (13 April 1593 – 12 May 1641) was an English statesman and a major figure in the period leading up to the English Civil War.

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

QuotesEdit

  • Divide not between Protestant and Papist. Divide not nationally, betwixt English and Irish. The King makes no distinction betwixt you.
    • 15 July 1634, To the Irish Parliament, also quoted in Dictionary of Quotations, p. 826
  • I would desire that every man would lay his hand on his heart, and consider seriously whether the beginning of the people's happiness should be written in letters of blood.
    • 12 May 1641, At his execution on Tower Hill, also quoted in Dictionary of Quotations, p. 826

External linksEdit

  • Chambers Dictionary of Quotations, Chambers Publications, Edinburgh, 2005