The Villiers Family
13 of 14 portraits of George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
The Villiers Family
by William Greatbach, after George Perfect Harding
line engraving, probably mid 19th century
6 in. x 8 7/8 in. (151 mm x 227 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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- Christopher Villiers, 1st Earl of Anglesey (circa 1593-1630), Courtier and 3rd son of Sir George Villiers. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592-1628), Courtier; favourite of James I. Sitter associated with 49 portraits. Identify
- Katherine Villiers (née Manners, later MacDonnell), Duchess of Buckingham (1603?-1649), Wife of 1st Duke of Buckingham, and later wife of Randal MacDonnell; daughter of 6th Earl of Rutland. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (1628-1687), Statesman and dramatist. Sitter associated with 14 portraits. Identify
- Mary Villiers (née Beaumont), Countess of Buckingham (circa 1570-1632), Courtier. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- John Villiers, Viscount Purbeck (1591?-1658), Courtier; eldest son of Sir George Villiers. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Mary Villiers, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox (1622-1685), Daughter of 1st Duke of Buckingham; wife of 1st Duke of Richmond. Sitter in 16 portraits. Identify
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Events of 1830back to top
Current affairsGeorge IV dies at Windsor on 26 June; William IV succeeds to the throne.
Duke of Wellington resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Earl Grey.
'Captain Swing' disturbances among agricultural districts in southern England. Taking their name from a mythical leader, hundreds of labourers break the threshing machines that threaten their winter employment.
Art and scienceLiverpool and Manchester Railway opens; MP William Huskisson is run down by a train and killed at the inaugural ceremony.
William Cobbett publishes Rural Rides; a nostalgic tribute to the English countryside which expresses dismay at the sweeping changes taking place.
InternationalJuly Revolution in France overthrows the Bourbon dynasty. Charles X goes into exile in England and Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans is proclaimed King by the Chamber of Deputies who fear European opposition to the declaration of a second Republic.
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