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Sir Thomas Coventry (1578–1640), 1st Baron Coventry of Aylesborough, Lord Keeper

Photo credit: National Trust Images

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Lord Coventry was a prominent English lawyer, politician and judge. In 1617 he was made Solicitor-General by James I and knighted, and in 1621 he became Attorney General. On the ascent of Charles I in 1625, he was promoted to Lord Keeper. He was created Baron Coventry of Aylesborough in 1628. He was a Protestant and it is thought that his appointment served to quell religious friction following the King's marriage to Henrietta Maria.

National Trust, Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

near Chippenham


oil on panel


H 67.5 x W 52 cm

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gift from Matilda Theresa Talbot (formerly Gilchrist-Clark), 1948

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National Trust, Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Lacock, near Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 2PG England

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