Villiers, George

Villiers, George:

see Buckingham, George Villiers, 1st duke ofBuckingham, George Villiers, 1st duke of
, 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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