George Villiers, 1st Duke of, 1592–1628, English courtier, politician, and military leader: lord high admiral 1617.
his son, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of, 1628–87, English courtier and author.
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On Friday, the story had looked like it might blow over as Buckingham Palace sought to dismiss it as a “civil case.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’ | Tom Sykes | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even the queen saw fit to honor him with the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace in 2008.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker | Ted Gioia | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But on Friday, she attended an investiture at Buckingham Palace and was granted a private audience by the Queen.
Fergie almost landed a U.N. role until the offer was swiftly dropped, amid rumours both of pressure from Buckingham Palace.
The comedian Stephen Fry as admitted taking cocaine in Buckingham Palace at the height of his drug addiction.
Thus died the gay and profligate Buckingham, in the thirty-seventh year of his age.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
On the 3rd of May, the Duke of Buckingham presented one hundred and twenty petitions against a repeal of the corn-laws.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The glass in the roof of the picture-gallery at Buckingham Palace was totally destroyed; the damage was estimated at 2000.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Of all places for such a clandestine encounter she had chosen the bridge opposite Buckingham Palace.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
Buckingham only replied by throwing on his bonnet, and shaking its lofty plume with a careless and scornful toss of the head.The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for Buckingham (1 of 2)
a town in S central England, in Buckinghamshire; university (1975). Pop: 12 512 (2001)
British Dictionary definitions for Buckingham (2 of 2)
George Villiers, 1st Duke of . 1592–1628, English courtier and statesman; favourite of James I and Charles I: his arrogance, military incompetence, and greed increased the tensions between the King and Parliament that eventually led to the Civil War
his son, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of . 1628–87, English courtier and writer; chief minister of Charles II and member of the Cabal (1667–73)
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