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THE GREAT HALL OF HAMPTON COURT, BUILT BY HENRY VIII

THE GREAT HALL OF HAMPTON COURT, BUILT BY HENRY VIII

Wolsey handed over his palace to Henry VIII in 1526, and the king soon became enthusiastic over this magnificent gift. His chief embellishment was the Great Hall, which remains in all its splendour. It was begun in 1530 and completed in 1535. The tremendous banqueting that went on here can be imagined, especially when a visit is also paid to the kitchen which served the royal household. There are steps up to the Great Hall quite near the passage which leads to the kitchen, but, even so, the distance which all this food had to be carried is considerable.

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IN THE STATE BEDROOM OF KING WILLIAM III AT HAMPTON COURT

KENSINGTON PALACE, TRANSFORMED FROM A PRIVATE HOUSE FOR WILLIAM III

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