Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Villiers, George, first duke of Buckinghamlocked

  • Roger Lockyer


Villiers, George, first duke of Buckingham (1592–1628), royal favourite, was born at Brooksby Hall, Leicestershire, on 28 August 1592. He was the second son of Sir George Villiers (c. 1544–1606) [see under Villiers, Sir Edward] and his second wife, Mary (...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

Warwickshire County Record Office, Warwick
Historical Manuscripts Commission
Camden Society
National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
Journals of the House of Lords