Buckingham

[ buhk-ing-uhm, -ham ]
/ ˈbʌk ɪŋ əm, -ˌhæm /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for Buckingham (1 of 2)

Buckingham1
/ (ˈbʌkɪŋəm) /

noun

a town in S central England, in Buckinghamshire; university (1975). Pop: 12 512 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for Buckingham (2 of 2)

Buckingham2
/ (ˈbʌkɪŋəm) /

noun

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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