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somerset, robert carr, earl of

favourite of King James I of England from 1607 to 1615. His influence on governmental policy was slight, but he brought discredit on James's court by his involvement in a scandal.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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