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Robert Carr, earl of Somerset (1585/6?6–1645) by John Hoskins, c. 1620 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Carr [Kerr], Robert, earl of Somerset (1585/6?–1645), favourite of James I, was born in Scotland, probably in 1585 or 1586, the youngest son of Thomas Ker (d. 1586), laird of Ferniehirst, and his second wife, Jean (Janet) Scott (b. c. 1548, d. after 1593)...

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Mary Delany (1700–1788) by John Opie, 1782 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Delany [née Granville; other married name Pendarves], Mary (1700–1788), court favourite and artist, was born at Coulston, Wiltshire, on 14 May 1700. The elder daughter of Bernard Granville (1671–1723) and his wife, Mary Westcomb (d. 1747), she was widely connected in court and political circles. Her father's elder brother was ...

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Masham [née Hill], Abigail, Lady Masham (1670?–1734), royal favourite, was the elder daughter of Francis Hill (d. c.1690), an Anabaptist and merchant of Smyrna and, after 1657, of London, and his wife, Elizabeth (bap. 1642, d. 1691×9), the youngest daughter of ...

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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 (...

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George Villiers, first duke of Buckingham (1592–1628) by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, c. 1625 Palazzo Pitti, Florence / Bridgeman Art Library