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Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton
b.21 Dec 1505
d.30 Jul 1550
  1. Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton1505 - 1550
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  1. Elizabeth Wriothesleyabt 1536 - 1554
  2. Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton1545 - 1581
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Name Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 Dec 1505
Death[1] 30 Jul 1550
Reference Number? Q1788795?


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Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton (21 December 1505 – 30 July 1550), KG was an English peer, secretary of state, Lord Chancellor and Lord High Admiral. A naturally skilled but unscrupulous and devious politician who changed with the times and personally tortured Anne Askew, Wriothesley served as a loyal instrument of King Henry VIII in the latter's break with the Catholic church. Richly rewarded with royal gains from the Dissolution of the Monasteries, he nevertheless prosecuted Calvinists and other dissident Protestants when political winds changed.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.