George Villiers (Duke of Buckingham)

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  • George Villiers (Duke of Buckingham)
    • Was an early favourite of James I
      • However James I favoured Robert Carr and Buckingham lives an distinguished but not major life until 1615
        • Robert Carr falls from grace in 1615 after being implicated in murder of Sir Thomas Overbury. This leaves the door open for Buckingham
    • Gained favour after Robert Carr incident
      • Made knight of the bed chamber in 1616. An important role which gave him close access to James, Many were enviable of this.
        • Made Earl of Buckingham in 1617.
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