Earl Lord Richard Weston
(1577-1635)

Chancellor of the Exchequer (1621-1628), 1st Baron Weston (from 1628), Lord Treasurer (from 1628), and 1st Earl of Portland (from 1633)

Died aged c. 58

Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland, KG (1 March 1577 – 13 March 1634/1635), was Chancellor of the Exchequer and later Lord Treasurer of England under James I and Charles I, being one of the most influential figures in the early years of Charles I's Personal Rule and the architect of many of the policies that enabled him to rule without raising taxes through Parliament.

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King Charles I 1625 - 1649 This bronze statue was made in 1633 for Lord Treasurer Weston by Hubert Le Sueur. It was aquired for the Crown and set up here in 1675. The carved work of the pedestal being executed by Joshua Marshall

King Charles I statue, Charing Cross near Trafalgar Square, London, United Kingdom where they commissioned (1633)