Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687Alternative names
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
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Burton (Christchurch, England)|
|English drama 17th century|
|Speeches, addresses, etc., English--Early works to 1800|