duke of Buckingham

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In Shakespeare's Richard III, acts as Richard's ally in murdering Lord Hastings but defects to the support of Richmond. The line ‘Off with his head! So much for Buckingham’ occurs in C. Cibber's adaptation (1700).

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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