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Sir Thomas Wroth was an English gentleman-poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1628 and 1660. Active in colonial enterprises in North America, he became a strong republican in the Rump Parliament but stopped short of regicide.

The Wroth Baronetcy, of Blenden Hall in the County of Kent, was a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 29 November 1660 for John Wroth. The baronetcy became extinct upon the death of the third Baronet in 1721. The third Baronet, whose seat was Petherton Park in Somerset, was Member of Parliament for Bridgwater, for Somerset and for Wells. The title became extinct on his death in 1721.

Alfred Jewel quartz and gold Anglo-Saxon artefact

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