Kensington Picturesque & Historical

Kensington Picturesque & Historical

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...council. It is a gloomy chamber, looking into a narrow courtyard, the roof supported by pillars, intended no INITIALS OF IA'fcEN ANNE, ALCOYE. doubt to strengthen the floor of the Cupola Room, in the state apartments above. The engraving after Wilkie's picture is well known. The picture, which is in the Long Corridor at Windsor Castle, must have been care-fully studied on the spot. The cheerful drawing-room beyond must have been the place where Lord Melbourne and the Arch-bishop announced her accession to the young Queen, in the early morning of 20th June 1837. It was, so far as I can make out, in this same chamber, which Faulkner on this occasion only calls the Grand Saloon, that the future Queen was christened on the 24 th June 1819. "The golden font was brought from the Tower," and crimson velvet cover-ings were brought from the Chapel Royal at St. James's. The sponsors were the Prince Regent, who in the following year became King George IV.; the Emperor Alexander of Russia, represented by the Duke of York; the Queen Dowager of Wurtcmberg, represented by the Princess Augusta, and the ORANGE HOUSE, KENSINGTON GARDENS (ANOTHER YIEW). DticllCSS DOWagCr Of THE WATER TOWEK. Coburg, represented by the Duchess of Gloucester. The Prince Regent named the infant Alexandrina only it is said, but her mother's name of Victoria was fortunately added in time. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London officiated. The archbishop was Charles Manners Sutton, who died in 1828, when he was succeeded by the bishop, William Howley, who, eighteen years later, attended with the Prime Minister in this same chamber, to tell the young princess that she was Queen 01 England. DOOR OF KENSINGTON PALACK. Three days after the christening, namely...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983696
  • 9781236983695