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STUART STATESMEN


While Tudor Kings and Queens had ruled with the help of statesmen and Parliament, the Stuart era saw sweeping changes in the balance of power in Britain. As a result of the Civil War, which was a conflict over power between King and Parliament, the power of the monarch was significantly reduced and thereby the power of the monarch's statesmen. But the first two Stuart monarchs, James I and Charles I, had as much power as their Tudor predecessors and were very much rulers. Below are some of the most important statesmen of the Stuart period.




Cecil Carr

ROBERT CECIL
Earl Of Salisbury
(c.1563-1612)


Chief Minister to James I
(Previously to Elizabeth I)


ROBERT CARR
Earl Of Somerset
(c.1587-1645)


Chief Advisor to James I



Bacon Villiers

FRANCIS BACON
Viscount St Alban
(c.1561-1626)


Lord Chancellor
Attorney General


GEORGE VILLIERS
Duke Of Buckingham
(1592-1628)


Chief Advisor to James I
(Assassinated)



Wentworth Cromwell

THOMAS WENTWORTH
Earl Of Strafford
(1593-1641)


Lord Deputy Of Ireland
Advisor to Charles I
(Executed by Parliament)


OLIVER CROMWELL
Lord Protector
(1599-1658)


Lord Protector 1654-1658
Parliamentarian





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