Whitehall Palace: An Architectural History of the Royal Apartments, 1240-1698

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Yale University Press, 1999 - Architecture - 185 pages
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"Simon Thurley traces the development of the Palace from its origins, using previously unpublished archaeological evidence to establish that York Place, as it was then called, was already one of the largest and most important residences in London before it became a royal palace. Thurley reconstructs the various phases of the Palace's development, showing how successive kings and queens altered the vast, sprawling mass of Whitehall to meet their individual needs. He also charts the plans of monarchs to replace the Tudor building with one that might have rivalled the great Baroque palaces of Europe, and he reveals the reasons they failed to achieve this."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Originally York Palace, Whitehall has undergone many destructions, restorations, and additions during its 458 years. Peeling back the layers of architecture and history is a challenging undertaking ... Read full review

Contents

r York Place and its Predecessors to 1500
1
York Place and Thomas Woisey to 1530
12
Henry VIII 1 5301 547
37
Elizabethan Whitehall 15581603
65
Whitehall under James I 16031625
75
Charles I and the Interregnum 16251660
91
Restoration Whitehall
99
James II William III and Mary
127
Postscript
144
Medieval Imported StoveTiles Excavated in 1964
162
Abbreviations
169
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Dr Simon Thurley is one of the UK s leading architectural historians. He is Chief Executive of English Heritage the government s principle advisor on the historic environment.

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