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IN THE STATE BEDROOM OF KING WILLIAM III AT HAMPTON COURT

IN THE STATE BEDROOM OF KING WILLIAM III AT HAMPTON COURT

When William of Orange came over the North Sea to become William III of England, he soon took a fancy to Hampton Court, it was to his orders that the state apartments were built by Wren. In them, the king's bedroom is shown, with its magnificent four-poster and lavish furnishings. Round the walls hang large canvases of departed beauties. It was William's wish to rival in this palace the glory of Versailles. He spent many days here, and finally, in the park, sustained the fall from his horse of which he eventually died in 1702.

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