Earl of Buckingham appointed Lord High Admiral of England (56 words)

Historical Context Note

Context

George Villiers had become the new favourite of James VI and I soon after he was first presented to the King in 1614, supplanting Robert Carr in the King's affections. In 1617, he had been raised to the title of Earl of Buckingham. Now he was also appointed Lord High Admiral, despite lacking any expertise about the navy.