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What kind of king was Charles I?

Case study 2: Charles I as a ruler - Source 2

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Documents relating to the Duke of Buckingham, 1627

(Catalogue ref: SP 16/68/52, SP 16/68/54, SP 16/67/53)

Source 2a

And by this power, which we grant to the Duke of Buckingham, we authorize him to choose a Deputy when he is absent on other business or sick; and to give his Deputy the same power to command as the Duke, with as full and absolute authority as if the Duke were present in person.

Source 2b

George, Duke of Buckingham, Earl of Coventry, Viscount Villiers, Baron of Whaddon, Lord High Admiral of England, Warden of the Cinque Ports, Lieutenant of the Counties of Middlesex and Buckinghamshire, Chief Justice and Justice in Eire of his Majesties Forrests, Chases and Parks, and of his Majesty’s house, first Gentleman of His Majesty’s Bedchamber, knight of the most noble order of the Garter, one of his Majesty’s most honourable Privy Councillors and Lord General of His Majesty’s fleet and army is employed in this expedition to

Source 2c

… The happenings here are not important; we hear things at second hand from you. Little Geffrey, the queen’s dwarf, fell yesterday out of the window at Denmark house. The queen took it so heavily that she did not get dressed that day. We are all well, only my Lady pukes a little, which makes us hope she is with child. Wishing you all happiness in your affairs, I rest

Your most faithful & affectionate friend

Will Bold

Buckingham house

18 June 1627