Wentworth in Ireland

Declan Wiseman
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What was the role of Thomas Wentworth in Ireland? Was he successful?

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Wentworth in Ireland
  1. Role (1)
    1. Elected Lord Deputy of Ireland 1632
      1. No part in Privy Council
        1. Limiting political influence vs Charles
    2. Political policies in Ireland
      1. Thorough: Aims (4)
        1. Impose authority English Crown/Church
          1. Profit
            1. Control church/Parliament, Dublin
              1. Religious conformity
            2. Religious groups, Ireland (4)
              1. Irish Catholics
                1. Native, Gaelic
                2. Catholic old English
                  1. Descendants original Catholic English
                  2. Protestant New English
                    1. Descendants settlers after reformation
                    2. Presbyterian Scots
                      1. Plantation Ulster
                    3. Success (5)
                      1. First Parliament 1634 voted 6 subsidies
                        1. £120,000 3 years
                        2. 1640 Parliament, 4 subsidies
                          1. Plantation counter influence of Old Irish/Catholic Old English
                            1. Plantation Extended into Connacht
                            2. Statute of uses 1634 prevented Irish landlords evading feudal obligations
                              1. 1630’s doubled revenues Irish
                                1. Rejuvenated court of wards and liveries
                              2. Fail (5)
                                1. confiscation of estates of most eminent Old English aristocrat, earl of Clanricarde for plantation
                                  1. Antagonising, refused to grant Graces-English/Irish Catholics
                                    1. Alienated support New English
                                      1. Boyle, £15,000 fine Star Chamber
                                        1. Ecclesiastical reform, Richard Boyle, earl of Cork forced to give ex-ecclesiastical property to former owner
                                        2. Lord Mountnorris charge with treason
                                          1. Attack on land rights
                                          2. Laudianism too close to catholicism
                                            1. Minority group: Protestants threatened
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