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Wentworth and Ireland
Wentworth's role before the personal rule
Wentworth was viewed by Charles as one of his leading parliamentary critics. He was
arrested in 1627 for not paying the forced loan. In 1628 he was given the job of president of
the council of the north. In a way…

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Wentworth also stirred up opposition among the New English by making personal attacks
on two leading figures among the new English. This alienated a group which should have
been the key supporters of the crown in Ireland. Boyle Earl of Cork was fined £15,000 by the
Star Chamber and Sir…


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