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The Governor's Guide to Windsor Castle free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Poor King John lived to see what had been done, for the whole amount asked was not to be got, and, true to his knightly honour, he came back from France to "render himself," and died in the Savoy, in London. INTERIOR OF THE CASTLE, NORTH SIDE. The interior of the group of rooms extending from the north side of the Norman Gate to the angle at which the red-coated porters await visitors, now devoted to a very fine library, is not always shown. But for those who have leave, a most interesting collection of medals, illuminated manuscripts, ancient bindings, and Oriental miniatures, is displayed. Handsome Elizabethan chimney-pieces, on one of which the great Queen herself is represented, warm the north wall (p. 105). The windows on the other, embayed in presses full of well-arranged literature, look out towards that far-off church, the spire of which is easily recognised through a glass, where Gray wrote his immortal "Elegy." One little room is that in which Queen Anne was sitting when Marlborough's despatch announcing the victory of Blenheim was brought to her (p. 103). Where the library ends is the first of a set of splendid apartments, used only by the public, and the greatest sovereigns. Paintings by Zuccarelli, who, at his best, is always most pleasing, are hung over cabinets containing very beautiful porcelain. Onwards, on the north side, room after room can be most profitably examined, for the pictures are of particular interest, either on account of their history or their art Formerly the Sovereign's family lived in this part of the Castle. Now they live on the southern side of the Upper Ward, where dwelt in other days the great officers of state. The Czar of Kussia, who met such a dreadful death at St. Petersburg...

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Author : John Douglas Sutherland Argyll
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230294244
EAN : 9781230294247
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 32 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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