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LAST REMNANTS OF THE ROYAL PALACE OF WHITEHALL, WHENCE A KING STEPPED TO THE SCAFFOLD

LAST REMNANTS OF THE ROYAL PALACE OF WHITEHALL, WHENCE A KING STEPPED TO THE SCAFFOLD

It was at the Banqueting Hall in Whitehall, from an opening specially made in the wall, or from a first floor window as marked by a little tablet - opinions differ on this small point - that King Charles, surnamed the Martyr, stepped on to the scaffold, January 30, 1649. The Banqueting Hall was built by Inigo Jones, and is all that is left of the great rambling Whitehall Palace which stretched hence to the Thames. The premises are now used by the United Service Museum. The photograph was taken by the Horse Guards, and shows a corner of the War Office building, put up 1899-1906, on the left. Then comes the Banqueting Hall, and the next building but one is Gwydyr House, almost the last of the great houses of the old nobility left in modem Whitehall.

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