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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a town in S central England, in Buckinghamshire; university (1975). Pop: 12 512 (2001)
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)
a residence of the British sovereigns since 1837, in London, England: built 1703. the reigning British monarch or the royal family: Buckingham Palace has denied the rumor. noun the London residence of the British sovereign: built in 1703, rebuilt by John Nash in 1821–36 and partially redesigned in the early 20th century
a county in S England. 294 sq. mi. (761 sq. km). Contemporary Examples Thief Holds Tony Blair’s Daughter At Gunpoint Demanding Jewels and Cash Nico Hines September 18, 2013 Historical Examples Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater Geraldine Edith Mitton Notable […]
impetuous; dashing. Historical Examples The Wanderer (Volume 3 of 5) Fanny Burney Mornings at Bow Street John Wight adj.
(of a horse) to buck. Historical Examples The Red One Jack London The Sweep Winner Nat Gould The Sweep Winner Nat Gould noun (Austral) a competitive event for buckjumpers in a rodeo