The Earl of Strafford
Thomas Wentworth was first elected as an MP in 1614. He was appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland in 1633 and was elevated to the position of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in January 1640, at the same time being created first Earl of Strafford.
Copyright Palace of Westminster Collection.
Thomas Wentworth, first earl of Strafford (1593-1641)
Photographic print of an original painting by Van Dyck, from the Collection of the Duke of Portland