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Whitehall Palace in central London, at one time Europe's largest royal residence, has been at the centre of some of the most momentous events in England's history, from the execution of Charles I and the establishment of the Commonwealth to the Glorious Revolution and the succession to the throne of William III and Mary II. All that remains of the palace today, however, is Inigo Jones's magnificent Banqueting House, the majority of the complex having succumbed to a devastating fire in 1698. Beginning in the Middle Ages with Whitehall's origins as the home of the Archbishop of York and covering every stage of its gradual transformation into a palace fit for the royal household, Whitehall Palace is the story of a remarkable building.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781858944241
ISBN-10: 1858944244
Format: Hardback
(285mm x 230mm x 13mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Merrell Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon Thurley

Simon Thurley is Chief Executive of English Heritage, the former Director of Historic Royal Palaces and a leading architectural historian. His many publications include The Royal Palaces of Tudor England: Architecture and Court Life, 1460 - 1547 (1993) and Hampton Court: A Social and Architectural History (2003).

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