Duke George Villiers
(1628-1687)

2nd Duke of Buckingham (from 1628)

Died aged c. 59

George Villiers (30 January 1628 – 16 April 1687), 2nd Duke of Buckingham, 20th Baron de Ros of Helmsley, KG PC FRS, was an English statesman and poet.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

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Site of the Duke of Buckingham’s House 1672

College Hill, EC4, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Warrington Bridge played an important part in the defence of the town by the Seventh Earl of Derby in 1643. The remnants of the Duke of Hamilton's army surrendered here to Cromwell after the fight at Red Bank, Winwick, in 1648. King Charles the Second accompanied by the Duke of Buckingham fought in a skirmish here in 1651. The Earl of Derby crossed the bridge in the same year on his way to execution at Bolton. The central arches were destroyed in 1745 to check the progress of the Young Pretender. This tablet was erected by the Warrington Society in 1927.

Warrington Bridge, Mersey Street, Warrington, United Kingdom where they fought in a skirmish

Great Villiers In this house George Villiers Second Duke of Buckingham died 16 April 1687. "Fortune filled him too full and he run over"

3, High Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom where they died (1687)