The history of the ancient Palace and late Houses of Parliament at Westminster: embracing accounts and illustrations of St Stephen's Chapel, and its cloisters, - Westminster Hall, - The Court of Requests, - The Painted Chamber, &c. &c. By Edward Wedlake Brayley, and John Britton, ...

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John Weale, Architectural Library, 59, High Holborn, 1836 - 476 pages
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Page 311 - Councils," precisely such as I suppose these to have been, were frequently summoned during the three reigns of the House of Lancaster, is a fact established by direct evidence altogether conclusive. In the Proceedings and Ordinances of the Privy Council, edited by Sir Harris Nicolas in 1834, there is distinct mention made of not less than sixteen "Great Councils " called during the sixty-one years of the Lancastrian dynasty, and there are traces of more. The latest of which there is record there...
Page 386 - May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here ; and I humbly beg your majesty's pardon that I cannot give any other answer than this to what your majesty is pleased to demand of me.
Page 39 - ... every man bearing golden or silver cups in their hands, and the king's trumpeters before them sounding. The citie was adorned with silkes, and in the night with lamps, cressets, and other lights, without number, besides many pageants and strange devices which were shewn.
Page 17 - ... it was not half so large as it should have been,' and that it was only a bedchamber in comparison with the building which he intended to make.
Page 364 - Sir Ralph Bagnal, refused to consent to this submission, and said, "he was sworn to the " contrary to King Henry VIII. which was a worthy " Prince, and laboured twenty-five years before he could " abolish him : and to say I will agree to it, I will not.
Page 41 - ... Earl of Hereford was Marshal of the King's household; William de Beauchamp was almoner. The justiciary of the forests removed the dishes from the King's table; the citizens of London poured the wine abundantly into precious cups ; the citizens of Winchester had oversight of the kitchen and napery. The chancellor, the chamberlain, the marshal, and the constable, took their seats with reference to their offices ; and all the barons in the order of their creation. The solemnity was resplendent with...
Page 271 - sufficient to have beaten you down, compassed about like deer in a toil, if I would ? Truly, in this behalf, I make no more account of you than of the vilest scullion in my kitchen." During this remarkable scene, it is not a little curious to find the haughty Barons, including even the King's uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, kneeling the whole time before the King. At the conclusion, however, of the interview he raised them from their knees with great courtesy, and led them to one...
Page 300 - He himself, only accompanied with those of the king's house, was straight admitted to the presence of the king his father, who being at that time grievously diseased, yet caused himself in his chair to be borne into his privy chamber...
Page 13 - That the palatial buildings at Westminster formed the principal residence of King Edward, may be inferred from the fact of our early chroniclers having assigned the^ occurrence of several of his recorded visions to that spot. Those of the drowning of a Danish King who had undertaken to invade England; of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus; and finally, of the grievous afflictions which his country would undergo after his own decease, were of this number ; and tradition has even identified the chamber...
Page 22 - Be glad, my good son, there is not another prince in the world that hath such a sewer at his table.

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