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Ill "HER GLOOMY HONEYMOON" "HER GLOOMY HONEYMOON" IN the great Babylon of Hampton Court Palace, builded by Thomas Wolsey— butcher-boy, Cardinal, Premier, ruined and disgraced favourite—there remains but one authentic portrait of ...
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Ill "HER GLOOMY HONEYMOON" "HER GLOOMY HONEYMOON" IN the great Babylon of Hampton Court Palace, builded by Thomas Wolsey— butcher-boy, Cardinal, Premier, ruined and disgraced favourite—there remains but one authentic portrait of him. That one is a quarter-length cabinet picture in an ill- lighted closet, called by his name. Henry the Eighth robbed his arrogant vizier of his palace and altered it to suit his own taste. The groined ceiling of " Anne Boleyn's Gateway" is decorated with true-lovers' knots binding together the initials " H " and " A." The magnificent Great Hall was begun at the same time. " By dint of ye men workyng in theyr houre tymes and drynking tymes for the hastye expedicion of ye same, and ye empcion of tallow candles spent by ye workmen in ye nyght-tymes," carvings, and illuminated panels all ablaze with gold-leaf and carmine, and matchless tapestries, brought from the uttermost parts of the earth, that even now glow with fadeless colours, were finished before Jane Seymour's death at Hampton Court. Her initials are intertwined with Henry's among the ornaments of the ceiling, and in mosaics at the door of the chapel in which he afterward married Katharine Howard. The large picture catalogued as " Henry VIII. and his Family," that hangs in the Queen's Audience-Chamber, was painted by an artist of the Holbein school. The King and his little son, who became Edward VI., occupy the centre of the picture. Jane Seymour, who died at her boy's birth, nevertheless appears seated at Henry's left hand. Next to this posthumous portrait stands the Princess Elizabeth. Opposite to her, and at the King's right, is the Princess Mary. We look vainly among the hundreds of portraits in the immense collection of the WOLSEY'S HALL, HAMPTON COURT. Royal Palac...
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  • BN ID: 2940017323199
  • Publisher: New York [etc.] G. P. Putnam''s Sons
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1898 volume
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Ill "HER GLOOMY HONEYMOON" "HER GLOOMY HONEYMOON" IN the great Babylon of Hampton Court Palace, builded by Thomas Wolsey— butcher-boy, Cardinal, Premier, ruined and disgraced favourite—there remains but one authentic portrait of him. That one is a quarter-length cabinet picture in an ill- lighted closet, called by his name. Henry the Eighth robbed his arrogant vizier of his palace and altered it to suit his own taste. The groined ceiling of "Anne Boleyn's Gateway "is decorated with true-lovers' knots binding together the initials " H " and " A." The magnificent Great Hall was begun at the same time. " By dint of ye men workyng in theyr houre tymes and drynking tymes for the hastye expedicion of ye same, and ye empcion of tallow candles spent by ye workmen in ye nyght-tymes," carvings, and illuminated panels all ablaze with gold-leaf and carmine, and matchless tapestries, brought from the uttermost parts of the earth, that even now glow with fadeless colours, were finished before Jane Seymour's death at Hampton Court. Her initials are intertwined with Henry's among the ornaments of the ceiling, and in mosaics at the door of the chapel in which he afterward married Katharine Howard. The large picture catalogued as " Henry VIII. and his Family," that hangs in the Queen's Audience-Chamber, was painted by an artist of the Holbein school. The King and his little son, who became Edward VI., occupy the centre of the picture. Jane Seymour, who died at her boy's birth, nevertheless appears seated at Henry's left hand. Next to this posthumous portrait stands the Princess Elizabeth. Opposite to her, and at the King's right, is the Princess Mary. We look vainly among the hundreds ofportraits in the immense collection of the WOLSEY'S HALL, HAMPTON COURT. Royal Palace...
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