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James I. at, 161, 170; Banqueting
House at, 199; Charles I. at,
218, 219; Charles I. executed at,
237 ; excepted from the sale of
the royal palaces, 239; plot to
seize, 244; Cromwell removes to,
253; Cromwell dies at, 258 ;
goods at inventoried, 258; Richard
Cromwell ordered out of, 259 ;
Pepys on the top of the Banquet-
ing House, 284; Charles II.
arrives with his Queen at, 285 ;
Charles II. and his Queen leave,
on account of the plague, 286;
William III.'s dislike of, 289;
Queen Mary turns up the beds at,
290; Queen Mary at, 306; destroyed
by fire, 321 ; old custom of the

King dining in public in, 321.
William III., 1, 8; the Long Canal

and Avenues in the House Park
wrongly attributed to, 262, 268 ;
opens a new era in the history of
Hampton Court, 289; wears his
hat in church, 290 ; resolves to re-
build the State Apartments, 291;
his new Quadrangle, 291 ; his
brutality to Princess Anne, 293 ;
greedily gobbles up a plate of
peas, 293 ; his life at Hampton
Court in 1689, 294 ; censured for
residing so much at Hampton
Court, 294 ; at the Duke of Glou-
cester's birth and baptism, 295 ;
his additions to Hampton Court,
296 ; his gardening operations,
298 ; his arms, 311 ; responsible
for the lowness of the cloisters,
312; employs Laguerre, and gives
him apartments, 313; carving in
compliment to, 315; his taste in
gardening, 316; his renewed in-
terest in Hampton Court, 320 ;
his dislike of Whitehall, 321 ; in-
structs Wren to prepare an esti-
mate for fitting the inside of the
palace, 322;

his State Bed-
chamber, 323; his little bed-
chamber, or dressing room, 324;
his Great Staircase, 324; increases
the fountains in the gardens, 326 ;
his initials on the Flower-pot
Gate, 327 ; his Guard Chamber,
331 ; his State Bedchamber,
333; furniture of his rooms, 334;
his dislike of England, 336; his

dining room and his diet, 336;
consultation about his health, 337 i
drinks the juice of thirty hog-lice.
337 ; his stomach out of order.
338 ; his return from Holland,
339; complains of English in-
difference to foreign affairs, 340 ;
extraordinary doses taken by,
341; arrives in England, 342 ;
his triumphant reception, 343;
swelling of his legs, 344 ; his fore-
boding of his end, 346; dosed
with extraordinary concoctions,
347 ; removes to London, 348 ;
comes down to hunt at Hampton
Court and falls from his horse,
349 ; his fatal accident discussed,

350; his death, 351.
William IV., as Duke of Clarence,

389; appointed Ranger of Bushey
Park, 390; his geniality and jovial
dinners at the “ Toy Club," 390 ;
accession of, 392 ; sends pictures
to Hampton Court, 392; orders
the repainting of the King's

Great Staircase, 392.
William V., Prince of Orange,

Stadtholder of Holland, given

apartments in this palace, 387
Wise, Henry, gardener to William

and Mary, 298; his style of gar-
dening, 327 ; lays out avenues in
Bushey Park, 328.
Wolsey, Thomas, Cardinal, 1, 2;

acquires a lease of the manor
of Hampton Court, 5; consults
physicians, 6; his enormous
revenues and wealth, 7; made
Cardinal, Lord Chancellor, and
Legate à latere, 7; his school at
Ipswich, college at Oxford, and
palace in London, 8; his sanitary
arrangements, 9; his style of
architecture, 10; west front of his
palace, 11; receives Henry VIII.
and Katharine of Arragon, 12
Henry VIII.'s regard for him, 13;
banquets, grand masques, and
masquerades, 14; pestered by
suitors, 15; refuses audience to
various, 16; "not at leisure," 16;
satirized by Skelton, 17; out-
bursts of irritation, 18; his feeble
health, 18; his devotion to Henry
VIII., 19; extent of his palace,
20; exterior of his rooms in the

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Clock Court, 21 ; employs Italian
artists, 22; his arms in terra cotta,
23; decoration of his rooms,
his rooms in the Clock Court, 27 ;
his furniture, 28; his purchases of
tapestry, 29; his tapestries satir-
ized by Skelton, 30; more superb
furniture, 31 ; his beds, 32; his
chairs and cushions, 33; his
jewellery and plate, 34; his house-
hold and retinue, 35; officers of
his hall, kitchens, and offices,
36 ; his retinue as Lord Chan-
cellor, 37; his life at Hampton
Court, 38; portrait of, 39 ; his
progresses, 40; riding on his
mule, 41 ; receives visits from the
ambassadors, 43; his genius for
foreign politics, 44 ; gives Hamp-
ton Court to Henry VIII., 45 ;
his grand entertainment to the
French embassy, 46; his cellars,
47; banquet to the French em-
bassy, 48; comes in “ booted and
spurred,”49; drinks Henry VIII.'s
health, 49 ; danger of attack from
the sweating sickness, 50; his
fall, 52 ; his death, 53 ; estimate
of his work, 54 ; his death an-
nounced to Henry VIII., 59;
the ordinances of Eltham drawn
up by him, 66 ; his tapestries
sold by the Commonwealth, 238;

his looking-glass, 238.
Works, Board and Office of, go

ghost-hunting, 98; disclaim control
over the spirit world, 235 ; their
“tiresome apathy," 236; Wren

dismissed from the, 370 ; Benson
dismissed from the, 372 ; juris-
diction over the palace of the,

Wren, Sir Christopher, 1; his colon-

nade, 21 ; designs the new State
Apartments, 291 ; ground-plan of
his buildings, 296 ; decorates the
Water Gallery for Queen Mary,
300 ; consults Queen Mary in
his designs, 305 ; general aspect
of his new building, 306; his
East Front, 307; his South Front,
310; his colonnade, 312; em-
ploys Gibbons on the works, 314 ;
his interesting estimate for fitting
the inside of the State Rooms,
322; his extensive schemes for
Hampton Court, 330 ; success of
his State Apartments, 332; his
report on Verrio's petition for
cash, 354 ; dismissed from his
office of surveyor-general, 370;
retires to his house on the Green,
371; his vindication, 372; his

death, 372.
York, Duchess of, pays her respects

to Catherine of Braganza, 263;
receives the Queen Dowager, 283;

her“ fine white fat hand," 287.
York, James, Duke of, pays his

respects to Catherine of Braganza,
263; receives his mother, 283 ;
with Charles II., 287; and see

James II.
York Place, Wolsey's palace. See


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