Thursday, 3 June 2010

Amalia Wentworth

Amalia Wentworth, 1st Duchess of Strafford (13 April 1593–12 May 1641) was an English stateswoman and a major figure in the period leading up to the English Civil War. She served in Parliament and was a supporter of Queen Charlotte I. From 1632 to 1639 she instituted a harsh rule as Lady Deputy of Ireland.

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