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Duke of Buckingham

Richard III’s “counsel’s consistory”; assisted him to throne. [Br. Lit.: Richard III]
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The Palace evolved from a town house that was owned from the beginning of the 18th Century by the Dukes of Buckingham.
The family who owned the place started as lawyers in the 1600s but (assisted by well-timed bribes to the monarchy and judiciously organised marriages) successive heirs climbed implacably through the social hierarchy and increasing riches to become Dukes of Buckingham in 1822.