Hotty from History #31 - George Villiers
It is really hard to write a post about George Villiers, as each time I researched into him, I was confused as to whether he should be a gay icon or whether he was a scheming schemer who used his good looks in exchange for unlimited power. However, the underlying factor of Villiers was that he was extremely handsome and had an awesome moustache.
George Villiers was King James’ favourite, and it was for this reason that Villiers is considered the most rewarded courtiers in European history, as James bestowed numerous Lordships and titles upon him, much to the envy of the Jacobean court. It is for this reason why it is speculated that George was cunning in his consolidation of power in James’ court, however the relationship shared between Villiers and King James, (however is is deemed controversial, yet by no means ambiguous) was sweet, and little messages exchanged between George and James have survived to this day, showing the couples deep affection for each other, “Christ had John, and I have my George.”, responded by Villiers’ “I desire only to live in the world for your sake”. The thought of these two men sweetly doting on each other is a very pleasing thought.
So, not only did George Villiers have an amazing beard, he was also one of the most attractive men of the Jacobean age. And also very affectionate. Hotty.