Lord Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton [Ian C]

Player: Ian C
Rank: Earl (Rank 4)
Religion: Church of England
Reputation: Eminent
Email: thomas_wriothesley@albion.chaosdeathfish.com

The Earl of Southampton, despite having the extensive lands one would associate with his title, is primarily a man of trade and banking. Well-educated and well-travelled he has now risen to the ranks of Director within the East India Company. The Earl is married with two young sons and has a sister currently studying at university.

Currently the effective administrator of the English free port of Dunkerque.

His Parliamentary faction was instrumental in setting up the New England Company.

Director of the East India Company (rank 3).


“The Parliamentary Revolution” an academic study published in Southampton by Roebury's

The landscape of Albion politics would be bare and lifeless without Lord thomas Wriothesley. Perhaps the most magnificent politician and reformer of the Civil War age and catalyst for currently-established political system.

With the Parliamentary vote on Succession, though the support of Parliament for the English monarch was clearly re-established, it proved to show how Parliament might yet be influential. The spending of the Civil War required many resources and the Queen came to rely on Parliament for supporting the raising of taxes and ensuring that the country did not distrust the monarchy.

The Wriothesley Faction, now called The Wry, is too perhaps the most notable of developments. The ability of the Earl to organise MPs and Lords and come up with a set of ideas and ideology which they would together pursue has ensured that Elizabeth's Parliaments were strong and effective and enabled the Queen and Country to weather the rigours of war.

Though he himself never rose to the post of the Prime Minister of the Queen's Parliament, his lead in Parliament and Parliamentary matters have caused him to be compared with Sir Alexander Cross.

“The Dutch Legacy”, a pamphlet published in Dunkerque

Thanks to the Earl of Southampton, also the 1st Viscount of Dunkerque, the city has been one of the few spared the Drowning of the Netherlands. The powerful machine of Roebury's, one of Albion's leading financial companies, together with the trade gained from the Americas allowed the Earl to hire the best craftsmen to protect the city from the rising waters. The solution at Dunkerque is perhaps the most interesting since the city itself has been raised on an artificial cliff to maintain its harbour and its countryside protected by great walls of earth and stone.

Under the Earl's eldest son, the 2nd Viscount, the city has prospered as one of the trade Islands in the Dutch Sea.

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