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  GEORGE VILLIERS, 1ST DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM - LoveToKnow Article on GEORGE VILLIERS, 1ST DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Buckingham and Olivares and the grandees, and when the two yoting men sailed together from Santander in September, it was with the final resolution to break entirely with Spain.
Buckingham, who seems at first to have consented to the scheme, was anxious to mediate peace between the king of France and his subjects, and to save Charles from compromising himself with his parliament by the appearance of English ships in.
Buckingham married Lady Katherine Manners, daughter of Francis, 6th earl of Rutland, by whom he left three sons and one daughter, of whom George, the second son (1628-1687), succeeded to the dukedom.
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 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Villiers (August 28, 1592 – August 23, 1628) was the 1st Duke of Buckingham of the second creation (1623) of that title and a favourite of King James I of England and then of Charles I.
Buckingham accompanied Prince Charles to Spain for marriage negotiations regarding the Infanta Maria.
Buckingham led an expedition to repeat the actions of Sir Francis Drake; seize the main Spanish port at Cádiz and burn the fleet in its harbour.
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 GEORGE VILLIERS, 2ND DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM
On the king's return Buckingham, who met him at his landing at Dover, was at first received coldly; but he was soon again in favour, was appointed a gentleman of the bedchamber, carried the orb, at the coronation on April 23 1661, and was made lord-lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire on September 21.
Buckingham retired, reformed his ways, attended church with his wife, began to pay his debts, became a "patriot," and was claimed by the country or opposition party as one of their leaders.
Buckingham, however, cannot with any truth be called the "epitome of mankind." On the contrary, the distinguishing features of his life are its incompleteness, aimlessness, imperfection, insignificance, neglect of talents and waste of opportunities.
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 Buckingham, George Villiers, 1st duke of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Villiers was made a gentleman of the bedchamber (1615) and, after Somerset’s disgrace, rose rapidly, becoming earl of Buckingham (1617), marquess (1618), and lord high admiral (1619).
Buckingham favored the proposed marriage of Prince Charles (later Charles I) with the Infanta Maria of Spain and in 1623 went with Charles to Madrid.
The duke was at Portsmouth preparing yet another expedition for La Rochelle when he was killed by John Felton, a disgruntled naval officer.
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 JOHN SHEFFIELD, 1ST DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM AND NORMANBY - LoveToKnow Article on JOHN SHEFFIELD, 1ST DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM AND ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
During the predominance of the Whigs between 1705 and 1710, Buckingham was deprived of his office as lord privy seal, but in 1710 he was made lord steward, and in.
Buckingham was succeeded by his son, Edmund (I 716I 735) On whose death the titles became extinct.
Buckingham, who is better known by his inherited titles as Lord Mulgrave, was the author of An Account of the Revolution and some other essays, and of numerous poems, among them the Essay on Poetry and the Essay on Satire.
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 Encyclopedia: George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (1536-December 14, 1624) was a British statesman and admiral.
Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland, was born in 1577, at Roxwell in Essex, England, eldest son and heir of Sir Hierome Weston, High Sheriff of Essex, and Mary Cave.
George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (January 10, 1628 - April 16, 1687), English statesman, son of the 1st Duke of the second creation (1623) of that title.
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 Charles I of England
He was greatly influenced by his father's favourite, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, who took him on an expedition to Spain in 1623 to look for a suitable bride; the quest was unsuccessful, because the Spanish demanded he convert to Roman Catholicism.
The resulting attack on Cadiz in 1625 was appallingly executed and discredited Charles and his court favourite, the Duke of Buckingham, whilst leaving the king with the bitter impression that parliament had supported his war but had failed to pay for it.
Buckingham was assassinated by John Felton on August 23 of the same year.
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Buckingham, who continued in office as chief minister into the reign of James's son, Charles I, was responsible for a policy of war against Spain and France, and was assassinated by a Puritan fanatic in 1628 as he prepared an expedition to relieve the Huguenots of La Rochelle.
His son, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, was a notable advisor in the reign of Charles II, and, along with Lord Ashley made up the protestant axis of the famous Cabal.
Dukes of Buckingham and Normanby (Peerage of the Unitd Kingdom)
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 Buckingham, 1st Duke of Biography / Biography of Buckingham, 1st Duke of Biography
The English courtier and military leader George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592-1628), greatly influenced kings James I and Charles I. His power was such that he virtually controlled the British government from 1618 to 1628.
George Villiers was born in 1592, the son of Sir George Villiers of Brooksby, Leicestershire.
Villiers returned to London in 1614, was introduced to King James I, and became cupbearer, a low member of the royal household.
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George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592-1628), was the second son of Sir George Villiers of Brooksby in Leicestershire, of solid gentry stock, "...rather without obscurity than with any great lustre." He had acquired exceptional skills in horsemanship from continental travel.
After George Villiers' assassination in 1628 his son, the younger George Villiers (1628-1687), 2nd Duke of Buckingham, was brought up with the Royal family and so was on intimate terms with the Prince of Wales, later Charles II.
Villiers was a member of the Cabal Government under Charles II, but his increasingly wild behaviour led to a final rift with the King, and he retreated to the Helmsley estate in 1686, living in the castle, which was barely habitable after the ravages of the Civil War.
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 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
The negotiations had long been stuck but it is believed that Villiers' crassness was key to the total collapse of agreement; the Spanish ambassador asked Parliament to have Villiers executed for his behaviour in Madrid.
Villiers popularity suffered further when he was blamed for the failure of the von Mansfeld expedition to recover the Palatinate (1625).
Felton was hanged in November and Villiers was buried in Westminster Abbey.
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 George Villiers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name George Villiers was shared by four important British political figures, the earlier two being father and son.:
George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon (1800 - 1870) was a diplomat and statesman during the reigns of George IV, William IV and Victoria.
George Villiers, 6th Earl of Clarendon (1877 - 1955) was a British Conservative politician, most notable for serving as Governor-General of the Union of South Africa during the reigns of George V, Edward VIII and George VI
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 BUCKINGHAM, GEORGE VILLIERS, 1ST DUKE 0E1 - Online Information article about BUCKINGHAM, GEORGE VILLIERS, 1ST DUKE 0E1
Buckingham, impatient to begin the war as soon as possible, persuaded Charles, and the two together persuaded James to throw over the promises to the Commons,and to accept the French terms.
Oxford on the 1st of August, the English ships had found their way into the hands of the French, to be used against La Rochelle.
In the meanwhile the king of France was deeply offended by the treatment of the Roman Catholics, and by the seizure of French vessels on the ground that they were engaged in carrying goods for Spain.
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 Matt & Andrej Koymasky - Famous GLTB - George Villiers
George Villiers was the son of a Leicestershire knight.
Villiers was ineffective in his duties because of his fear that his favoured position may be usurped by some new appealing young man. He failed to arrange the mariage of prince Charles and the Infanta of Spain (1623), and on returning to England negotiated Charle's alliance with Henrietta Maria, sister to the French king.
The unpopularity of George Villiers with parliament can be seen as part of the long-term reasons for the English Civil War, which was to change the position of the British monarchy forever.
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 Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon, 1641 – 1643 (Royalist Lieutenant)
Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Kent, 1711 – 1712
Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, 1813 – 1839
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 George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to ...
Buckingham was extremely unpopular, and the failure of his aggressive, erratic foreign policy increased the tensions that eventually exploded in the Civil War between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians.
George Villiers' father was a knight and a sheriff in Leicestershire.
Buckingham's case was then tried before the Royal Court of the Star Chamber, where, to no one's surprise, the charges were dismissed.
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 Buckingham, George Villiers, 1st duke of
Buckingham, George Villiers, 1st duke of, 1592–1628, English courtier and royal favorite.
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 George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham --  Encyclopædia Britannica
also called (1614–16) Sir George Villiers, or (1616–17) Baron Whaddon, Viscount Villiers, or (1617–18) Earl Of Buckingham, or (1618–23) Marquess Of Buckingham royal favourite and statesman who virtually ruled England during the last years of King James I and the first years of the reign of Charles I.
Buckingham was extremely unpopular, and the failure of his aggressive, erratic foreign policy increased the tensions that eventually exploded in the…
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Buckingham, George Villiers, 1st duke of, British And Irish History, Biographies
Buckingham, George Villiers, 1st duke of[vil´yurz, buk´ing-um] Pronunciation Key, 1592–1628, English courtier and royal favorite.
After the embarrassing failure (Oct., 1625) of an expedition against CAdiz, Buckingham was impeached (1626), and Charles dissolved Parliament to prevent his trial.
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Katharine, Duchess of Buckingham (died 1649), Wife of 1st Duke of Buckingham.
George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (1628-1687), Statesman and dramatist.
Mary, Duchess of Richmond (1622-1685), Daughter of 1st Duke of Buckingham and wife of 1st Duke of Richmond.
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 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
George Villiers completed his education in France and was introduced at the court of James I in August 1614...charming...handsome...and immediately impressed the King.
The marriage that Buckingham had arranged between Charles and Henrietta Maria of France failed to bring peace with France, and raised the possibility of Roman Catholics coming to the Royal line...which made him very unpopular.
Buckingham led 8000 men to the French port of La Rochelle to help the Huguenots (French protestants) who were under attack.
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 Duke of Buckingham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The titles Earl, Marquess, and Duke of Buckingham have been created several times in the peerages of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom.
The title of Duke of Buckingham and Normanby was created in 1703 for John Sheffield, Marquess of Normanby, a notable Tory politician of the late Stuart period, who served under Queen Anne as Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council.
In 1784, George Nugent Temple Grenville, 3rd Earl Temple, a son of Prime Minister George Grenville, was created Marquess of Buckingham in the peerage of Great Britain.
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 Charles I, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The negotiations for his marriage to the Spanish infanta were unpopular in England, and Charles himself turned against Spain after his unhappy visit to Madrid (1623) in the company of George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham.
Charles’s favorite, Buckingham, was unpopular, and the foreign ventures under Buckingham’s guidance were unfortunate, particularly the unsuccessful expedition to Cádiz (1625) and the two disastrous attempts to relieve French Protestants in La Rochelle (1627 and 1628).
Although Buckingham was assassinated (1628), the parliamentary session of 1629 was bitter.
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