Title: The history of Hampton Court Palace in Tudor times
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Authors: Law, Ernest, 1854-1930
Subjects: Hampton Court (Richmond upon Thames, London, England)
Publisher: London : G. Bell and Sons
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Getty Research Institute
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t acts of Charles II. at his restorationhad been to remove the obstruction, insolently placed by theusurper in the royal demesne, to the detriment of the Kingsproperty and the inconvenience and annoyance of hisMajestys lieges. Whether the case ever came into court or not, the resultof the action of the village Hampden, was entirely successful,and the right of free passage through Bushey Park trium-phantly vindicated for ever. The fame of the shoemakers exploit not unnaturallyspread far and wide, and to perpetuate the memory of hisintrepidity and public spirit, a mezzotint portrait of theheroic Timothy was published bearing this inscription :— Timothy Bennet, of Hampton Wick, in Middlesex, shoemaker,aged seventy-five, 1752. This true Briton (unwilling to leave theworld worse than he found it), by a vigorous application of the lawsof his country in the cause of liberty, obtained a free passage throughBushey Park, which had many years been withheld from thepeople. See vol. ii., p. 182.
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CHAPTER XX. HAMPTON COURT DURING THE REIGN OF GEORGE III. THE PALACE DIVIDED INTO PRIVATE APARTMENTS. King George abandons Hampton Court altogether—The Furniture removed—The State Rooms disused—Rooms in the Palace granted to private Persons—The Great Gatehouse rebuilt—The Gardens under Capability Brown, theLandscape Gardener—He declines undertaking their Improvement—The GreatVine—Its Age, Length, Size, and Girth—Its enormous Yield of Grapes—Notunique—Browns Intimacy with George III.—The Keepership of Bushey Parkvacant—Lord North appointed in his Wifes Name—His constant Residence atBushey House—The Inhabitants of the Palace at George III.s Accession—Discreditable Dodges to get Rooms—Court Squatters —George III. reformsthe Management of the Palace— Lodgings granted by Letter or Warrant—Bradshaw, the Duke of Graftons Secretary—Enormous Suite of Apartmentsgiven to him—The Palace divided into Suites of Private Apartments. EORGE III.s accession to
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