Memorials Of St. James's Palace (volume 1)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byEdgar Sheppard

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV ROYAL AND OTHER RESIDENTS IN- ST. JAMES'S PALACE It is not easy at this distance of time to identify the numerous persons who have successively inhabited the various suites of apartments in St. James's, from the time when Henry VIII. first converted the hospital into a palace. Once transformed into a habitable dwelling for 'people of quality,' it became in later years the residence of some of our English Sovereigns. But none of them between Henry VIII. and William III. took up regular abode at St. James's. It was only utilised for State ceremonies as occasion demanded. The latter monarch, after the destruction of Whitehall Palace by lire in 1697, removed to St. James's, and his successors, until George III., likewise resided there. But the third Hanoverian king lived principally at Buckingham House, as the enlarged palace of that county name was then entitled. It is to be noted that, though Henry VIII. effected the structural changes at St. James's which made it a palace, he seldom resided there after his second marriage. Pie seems to have occupied it rather as a sort of rural abode ' down to the period when Wolsey surrendered Whitehall to the Crown.' King Edward VI., like his father, but rarely dwelt at St. James's Palace, except when State occasions made it expedient. Miss Strickland relates from the Harl. MSS. an amusing story of this young Tudor Sovereign during one of his residences there.1 "While the aspirations for the premature wedlock of our fair bachelor King, Edward VI., in his tenth year, with his cousin, the maiden sovereign of Scotland, Mary Stuart, were presented to his loyal lieges in every parish church in England, his assistance was earnestly sought by his Uncle Thomas Seymour, the Lord High Admiral, to smooth the difficulties of the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV ROYAL AND OTHER RESIDENTS IN- ST. JAMES'S PALACE It is not easy at this distance of time to identify the numerous persons ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217513441

ISBN - 13:9780217513449

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