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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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Throughout his life, Henry was at the center of a tumultuous group at court, from advisers like Cardinal Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell to scholar Thomas More and the powerful dukes of Buckingham and Norfolk.
She discusses the Staffords, Dukes of Buckingham; the de la Poles and Greys, Dukes of Suffolk; the Nevilles, Dudleys, and Westmorlands, Earls of Warwick; the Talbots, Earls of Shrewsbury; the Cliffords, Earls of Cumberland; the Stanleys, Earls of Derby; and two men representing "the gentry": Sir William Lucy and Sir James Fiennes, Lord Saye.
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.
It evolved from a town house that was owned from the beginning of the 18th century by the Dukes of Buckingham.