Editors. "James I makes his favourite, Viscount Rochester, Earl of Somerset". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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James I promotes Robert Carr, his favourite courtier whom he had already made Viscount Rochester, to the title of Earl of Somerset.