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George Villiers
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Born in Brooksby, Leicestershire
Born on 28th of August 1592
Died on 23rd of August 1628

Born 1592. Died 1628 - assasinated - English politician and court favourite.


Favourite of James I. Knighted and raised to peerage as Viscount Villiers in 1616. Became Earl of Buckingham in 1617. Arranged marriage of Charles I with Henrietta Maria of France. Expedition against France in 1627 failed. Assassinated by John Felton, a discontented subaltern.

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