Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687

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Buckingham was a royalist in the civil war. He was voted a traitor by the House of Commons in 1648, and his estate was sequestered. He escaped from England in 1648, becoming a privy councilor of the exiled Charles II. He fought for the king in defeat at Worcester in 1651 but later became estranged from him. His estates were confiscated in 1651. He returned to England in 1657 and married Mary, daughter of Thomas Fairfax of Cameron, consequently being imprisoned until 1659. After the Restoration, he regained the favor of Charles II.

From the description of Buckingham papers, 1671-1704. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702146761

George Villiers, the Second Duke of Buckingham, was one of the most powerful men in Restoration-era England and reputed to be the most accomplished man of his age. He was raised by the royal family, in the company of Prince Charles and Prince James, and remained loyal after the beheading of King Charles. He was perhaps the wealthiest and most influential man in England after the royal family, an author of poetry and drama, and he combined a heroic passion with satiric perspective in a way that exemplified an era.

From the description of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, letter to Thomas Osborne, ca. 1670. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53932992

English diplomat and author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Lord North & Grey, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525276

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creatorOf Clayton family. Bills and receipts of the Clayton family of Marden and Bletchingley, Surrey [manuscript], 1616?-1778 (bulk 1659-1685). Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687. Letter signed : Whitehall, to the Earl of Sandwich, Master of the Great Wardrobe, 1670 Jul. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick to Dr. [manuscript], [ca. 1755] Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687. Commonplace book, [17--]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687. Proceedings re[garding] Duke of Buckingham : manuscript, 1677. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Danby papers, 1661-1748, 1661-1684 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Winslow Manor (England). Records of Winslow Manor, Buckinghamshire [manuscript], 1600-1663. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, London, to Peter Garrick, Lichfield [manuscript], 1741/42 January 31. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687. George Villiers Buckingham papers, 1647-1690. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Fairfax, Thomas Fairfax, Baron, 1612-1671. Short memorials of some things to be cleared during my command in the army : manuscript, [167-] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Montgomery, Robert Hiester, 1872-1953,. Robert Hiester Montgomery Collection of Business Papers, [ca. 1600]-1945. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, London, to the Rev. Dr. Hoadly, St. Marie's, Southampton [manuscript], 1772 [January] 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Montgomery, Robert Hiester, 1872-1953,. Accountancy manuscripts, [ca. 1300]-1941. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Leeds, Thomas Osborne, Duke of, 1631-1712. Danby papers, 1661-1748 (bulk 1661-1684). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687. Proceedings re[garding] Duke of Buckingham : manuscript, 1677. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn De La Warr, John West, Earl, 1693-1766,. Autograph letter signed from John West De La Warr to David Garrick [manuscript], ca. 1754? November. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Howard, Robert, Sir, 1626-1698. Copy of The country gentleman, ca. 1668 [manuscript], ca. 1695. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687. George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, letter to Thomas Osborne, ca. 1670. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Buckingham, George Villiers Duke of, 1628-1687. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Lord North & Grey, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Noble, T. C. (Theophilus Charles). The illustrated biography [manuscript], [ca. 1850] / by T.C. Noble of Camberwell. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687. Buckingham papers, 1671-1704. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Tonson, Jacob, 1714-1767,. Autograph letter signed Jacob Tonson to Sir [manuscript], 1765 May 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
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associatedWith Byron, Richard Byron, Baron, 1652-1679. person
associatedWith Chapman, Robert. person
associatedWith Christian, Edward. person
associatedWith Clayton family. family
associatedWith Clayton, Robert, Sir, 1629-1707. person
associatedWith De La Warr, John West, Earl, 1693-1766, person
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associatedWith Halifax, George Savile, Marquis of, 1633-1695. person
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associatedWith Howard, Robert, Sir, 1626-1698. person
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associatedWith Leeds, Thomas Osborne, Duke of, 1713-1789, person
associatedWith Montgomery, Robert Hiester, 1872-1953, person
associatedWith Noble, T. C. (Theophilus Charles) person
associatedWith North, Charles North, Baron, 1635-1691, person
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associatedWith Redshawe, Thomas. person
associatedWith Rutland, John Manners, Earl of, 1604-1679. person
associatedWith Sandwich, Edward Montagu, Earl of, 1625-1672, person
associatedWith Taylor, Robert H., person
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associatedWith Tonson, Jacob, 1714-1767, person
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English drama 17th century
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Birth 1628-01-30

Death 1687-04-16

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