About this image
Printed for the J Bell, at the British Library, Strand, May 16 1780.
Information from wikipedia.org:
George (10 January 1628 - 16 April 1687) was the son of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, favourite of James I and Charles I, and his wife Katherine Manners. His father died when he was four months old, and he was brought up by Charles I together with his younger brother Francis and the King's own children. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he obtained the degree of Master of Arts in 1642.
He was an English statesman and poet.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.