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James I. at, 161, 170; Banqueting
King dining in public in, 321.
and Avenues in the House Park
his State Bed-
dining room and his diet, 336;
350; his death, 351.
389; appointed Ranger of Bushey
Great Staircase, 392.
Stadtholder of Holland, given
apartments in this palace, 387
and Mary, 298; his style of gar-
acquires a lease of the manor
Clock Court, 21 ; employs Italian
his looking-glass, 238.
ghost-hunting, 98; disclaim control
dismissed from the, 370 ; Benson
nade, 21 ; designs the new State
to Catherine of Braganza, 263;
her“ fine white fat hand," 287.
respects to Catherine of Braganza,
BY THE SAME AUTHOR.
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Majesty the Queen.
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