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Villiers, George:

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, 1592–1628, English courtier and royal favorite. He arrived (1614) at the English court as James I was tiring of his favorite, Robert Carr, earl of Somerset.
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1628–87, English courtier; son of the 1st duke. Brought up with the royal family and educated at Cambridge, he was a strong royalist in the English civil war.
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Villiers, George

first Duke of Buckingham and libidinous dandy. [Br. Lit.: Waverley]
See: Lust
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The favorite of two kings, immensely rich, all-powerful in a kingdom which he disordered at his fancy and calmed again at his caprice, George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, had lived one of those fabulous existences which survive, in the course of centuries, to astonish posterity.
Such is that memorable story of the ghost of George Villiers, which might with more propriety have been made a present of to Dr Drelincourt, to have kept the ghost of Mrs Veale company, at the head of his Discourse upon Death, than have been introduced into so solemn a work as the History of the Rebellion.
Edward George Villiers Stanley was the man responsible for the raising of the Liverpool Pals battalions.
Envy is present because Arundel, head of the English aristocracy, considered being the 'eagle' beneath the Stuart throne his birthright, only to have it stolen from him by the royal favourite George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham.
We've now heard from 78-year-old George Villiers of Stoke-on-Trent, who bought a fold-up scooter from an entirely different firm, Luggie UK Ltd of Keighley, West Yorks, which trades as Easycare Mobility.
Leicester's Commonwealth, he argues, develops many of the consistent invective tropes that came to be used against Elizabeth's other favorites Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Christopher Hatton, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex and James's favorites Philip Howard, Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, and George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.
FROM 1615 TO 1625, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham was the favorite and "sweet wife" of King James I.
In the next section, Curtis Perry situates Cary's History of the Life, Reign, and Death of Edward II within "the furor surrounding George Villiers, duke of Buckingham.
It turns out he was a 17th Century dandy called George Villiers who, as well as a being a notorious ladies' man, had a bit of a hot thing going with King James I.
Robert Cecil was not a sexual favourite in the sense of Piers Gaveston or Robert Dudley or George Villiers, the Duke of Buckingham, he was rather more the political favourite, but he sat comfortably in James I's esteem enjoying high favour and as ministerial favourite helping the king to regulate his spending propensities which were never less than hopelessly awry.
Edward George Villiers, 17th Earl of Derby (1865-1948) had a long career in public service.