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date: 23 October 2020

Villiers, George, first duke of Buckinghamlocked

(1592–1628)
  • Roger Lockyer

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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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