1628 - 1687
Villiers, Lord of the Bedchamber and Master of the Horse (1660). He died without an heir. He built Cliveden House, Aylesbury, Bucks. for a picture see . Dryden summed him up as Zimri (in Absalom and Achitophel)
A man so various, that he seemed to be
Not one, but all mankind's epitome.
Stiff in opinion, lways in the wrong
Was everything by turns, and nothing long.
But in the space of one revolving moon,
Was chymist, fiddler, statesman and buffoon.
|Born: Wallingford House, Whitehall, London, , , England 30th Jan 1628 ||Baptised: |
|Died: Kirkby Moorside, Yorkshire, England 16th Apr 1687 ||Buried: King Henry VII Chapel, Westminst, London, , , England |