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Buckhurst, Lord

(Encyclopedia) Buckhurst, Lord: see Sackville, Charles, and Sackville, Thomas.

Buckingham, dukes of

(Encyclopedia) Buckingham, dukes of (Stafford line): see Stafford, Edward; Stafford, Henry; Stafford, Humphrey.

Buckingham, George Villiers, 1st duke of

(Encyclopedia) Buckingham, George Villiers, 1st duke of vl´yrz, bk´ng-m, 1592–1628, English courtier and royal favorite. He arrived (1614) at the English court as James I was tiring of his…

Buckingham, George Villiers, 2d duke of

(Encycloedia) Buckingham, George Villiers, 2d duke of, 1628–87, English courtier; son of the 1st duke. Brought up with the royal family and educated at Cambridge, he was a strong royalist in the…

Buckingham Palace

(Encyclopedia) Buckingham Palace bk´ng-m, residence of British sovereigns from 1837, in Westminster metropolitan borough, London, England, adjacent to St. James's Park. Built (1703) by the…

Buckinghamshire

(Encyclopedia) Buckinghamshire bk´ng-mshr, Buckingham, or Bucks, county (1991 pop. 619,500), 727 sq mi (1,883 sq km), central England. The county seat is Aylesbury; the county is divided into…

Buckland, William

(Encyclopedia) Buckland, William, 1784–1856, English geologist. He was dean of Westminster from 1845. First to note in England the action of glacial ice on rocks, he did much to bring physical and…

Buckle, Henry Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Buckle, Henry Thomas, 1821–62, English historian. Contemptuous of the historical writing of his day, with its intense concern with politics, wars, and heroes, Buckle undertook the…