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  Banqueting House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Banqueting House at Whitehall is a famous London building, formerly part of the Palace of Whitehall, designed by architect Inigo Jones in 1619, and completed in 1622, with assistance from John Webb.
The Banqueting House introduced a refined Italianate Renaissance style that was unparalleled in Jacobean England, where Renaissance motives were still filtered through the engravings of Flemish Mannerist designers.
The Banqueting House was planned as part of a grand new Palace of Whitehall, but the tensions that eventually led to the Civil War intervened.
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The Banqueting House, designed by Inigo Jones, was started in 1619 and completed in 1622 for James I. The space was built for masques held by the king, and is today used for banquets, balls, and other events.
After Whitehall was destroyed by fire in 1698, Banqueting House, which survived, became the Royal Chapel, and the royal residence was moved to St. James.
Banqueting House is a remarkable structure because of its architectural individuality and grandeur of its time.
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 In Memoriam. King Charles I. Beheaded 30 January, 1649
Banqueting House is one of the few surviving buildings and was rebuilt in the Italianate style after Palladio by Inigo Jones in 1619, after a fire had destroyed the original wood and brick building.
Banqueting House is a glorious example of this and remains the architect's most celebrated legacy to London.
The Banqueting House that Charles I entered on the day of his execution was reduced, like the rest of Whitehall Palace, to a sorry state of disrepair since he had left London seven years previously following his failed attempt to arrest the Speaker and members of the House of Commons.
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He arrived at the Banqueting House at seven o’clock in the evening where he was greeted by both Houses of Parliament who made speeches declaring their loyalty to him.
The Banqueting House now reverted to its use as the great ceremonial chamber of the court, sceneof grand receptions for foreign embassies and the traditional ceremonies of court life.
The Whitehall Gate (the main gateway to the palace), immediately to the north, was enlarged and given a side entrance for pedestrians and a single storey brick gallery was built from the entrance of the Banqueting House to the King’s Guard Chamber.
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 Pepys' Diary: The Banqueting House of Whitehall Palace
Pepys' Diary: The Banqueting House of Whitehall Palace
The Banqueting House is the last surviving building of the great palace of Whitehall, but was the newest part of the palace at the time of Samuel Pepys’s diaries.
Banqueting House is open to the public, Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm, except Bank Holidays and from 24 December to 1 January.
www.pepysdiary.com /indepth/archive/2005/09/15/the_banqueting_hous.php   (1187 words)

  
 John Webb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
English architect John Webb (1611-24 October 1672) was born in Butley in Somerset and became son-in-law and personal assistant to fellow architect and theatre designer Inigo Jones from 1628, having married Jones' daughter Anne.
Jones and Webb's joint credits include the Banqueting House at Whitehall in central London, and Wilton House (near Salisbury, Wiltshire) with its distinctive Single and Double Cube rooms.
In the corinthian style this portico stamps this older house as Palladian, 50 years before the birth of Lord Burlington.
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 Banqueting House - London Travel and tourism information
This is not the original banqueting house at Whitehall - that honour went a wooden structure built in 1581 by direction of Elizabeth I. That early structure was used as a kind of multi-function chamber for royal receptions and dining.
The Banqueting House is essentially a huge hall, like a basilica, with heavy walls supporting a chamber of double-cube proportions (think of it as two exactly equal cubical spaces joined together).
But then, Banqueting House was not built with pure functionality in mind, rather it was a statement of grandeur and prestige for James I. The first court masque at Banqueting house was performed on Twelfth Night, 1622.
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The site upon which the Banqueting House now stands was originally the property of the Archbishops of York and on it from the 14th century was built their London residence aptly named York Place.
The largest of these was built by Queen Elizabeth I (1553-1603) who erected a large banqueting house to hold entertainments connected with her marriage negotiations with the Duke of Alençon in 1581.
The Banqueting House of 1581 was probably meant to be only a temporary structure but, in fact, it continued in use for 25 years.
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 Palace of Whitehall - SmartyBrain Encyclopedia and Dictionary
The Palace of Whitehall was the main residence of the English monarchs in London from 1530 until 1698 when all except Inigo Jones' 1622 Banqueting House was destroyed by fire.
James I made a few significant changes to the buildings, notably the construction in 1622 of a new Banqueting House built to a design by Inigo Jones to replace a series of previous banqueting houses dating from the time of Elizabeth I.
A number of marble carvings from the former chappel at Whitehall (which was built for James II), can now be seen in the church at Burnham on Sea in Somerset, to where they were moved in 1820 after having originally been removed to Westminster Abbey in 1706.
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 Banqueting House, Whitehall - Things to do in London - All in London
The Palace was acquired from Cardinal Wolsey by Henry VIII and became the Royal residence until the ascension of James I. The Banqueting House was purpose built for state occasions.
After the installation of grand ceiling panels the purpose of the banquet hall was changed to a reception area for greeting foreign dignitaries.
Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned to convert the Banqueting House into a chapel to replace the one destroyed in the fire.
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 The Banqueting House (Whitehall Palace)
The Banqueting House, opposite Horse Guards Parade, is the sole surviving complete building of Whitehall Palace, the sovereigns principal residence until the reign of William III.
The Banqueting House is perhaps most famous for being the site of the execution of King Charles I in 1649, the only member of Britains Royal House to be executed.
Highlights of the Banqueting House include its magnificent ceiling, painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens during the reign of Charles I. The recently restored undercroft, designed as a drinking den for James I is also open to the public.
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 Whitehall - Great Britain And Ireland
The present Banqueting-House of Whitehall was begun by Inigo Jones, and completed in 1622, forming only the central portion of one wing in his immense design for a new palace, which, if completed, would have been the finest in the world.
It was from Whitehall that Queen Mary Bea-trice made her escape on the night of December 9, 1688.
It is called the Chapel Royal of Whitehall, is served by the chaplains of the sovereign, and is one of the dreariest places of worship in London.
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 Banqueting House in Whitehall Palace, London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Banqueting House is the only part of Whitehall Palace that still stands.
Banqueting House is the only part of Whitehall Palace still standing to this day.
Charles I was executed from the Banqueting House balcony.
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 Pepys' Diary: Whitehall Palace
Whitehall became the chief London residence of the court….
It was on a scaffold outside the Banqueting House, Whitehall, that King Charles I. was beheaded on Jan. 30, 1649.
Whitehall Palace - According to the works accounts of 1623-4, Isaac de Caus, a fashionable garden designer, grotto builder and engineer, was paid to create a shell grotto in the cellars of Inigo Jones’s Banqueting Hall around this time.
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 Historic Royal Palaces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Banqueting House is all that remains of Whitehall Palace, the sovereign's principal residence from 1530 until 1698 when it was destroyed by fire.
The Banqueting House is liable to close at short notice for Government functions.
The Banqueting House Shop has an extensive range of London souvenirs as well as guidebooks, postcards and specially designed gifts, including an exquisite range of 22-carat gold fine bone china depicting panels from the ceiling painted by the famous 17th-century Flemish artist, Sir Peter Paul Rubens.
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 The Royal Residences > Historic residences
The Banqueting House in Whitehall is the only remaining part of London's old Palace of Whitehall.
It was from the Banqueting House that Charles I stepped on to the scaffold on 30 January 1649.
In 1689 the Prince and Princess of Orange went to the Banqueting House to accept the crown, becoming joint Sovereigns William III and Mary II.
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 Simply Adventure - The #24 London Bus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Whitehall Palace suffered the same fate as the Palace of Westminster, albeit 136 years earlier.
You might miss the Banqueting Hall if you are not careful since the Palace Horse Guards (and their admiring crowds) have a tendency to draw ones attention to the left.
In Tudor times Whitehall Palace was the largest in Europe and the host to many visiting dignitaries, including Scottish Kings who were housed in lavish apartments surrounding an open yard.
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 BBC - History - Inigo Jones (1573 - 1652)
Many of his buildings have been destroyed, but the Queen's House (constructed between 1616 and 1619) was made part of the National Maritime Museum in 1937.
The Banqueting House at Whitehall is considered his greatest achievement.
His greatest achievement, the Banqueting House in Whitehall, is dominated by a great chamber and is raised on a vaulted basement, and in 1635 Charles I commissioned allegorical painting by Rubens to decorated the main panels of the ceiling.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/jones_inigo.shtml   (382 words)

  
 The River Thames Guide - thames cruises, thames boat hire, thames hotels, thames restaurants, boats for sale uk
The two Houses of Parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, are situated within the vast, elegant Gothic building, the Palace of Westminster, which was built in 1512, burned down, and then replaced in 1834.
The House of Lords is a more sedate and harmless version of the debates in the Commons, and inspire a more significant form of lethargy.
The House of Lords sessions can vary, depending on when the elderly lords and gentlemen who take part in the debates can rouse themselves sufficiently to grace the house with their presence.
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 Banqueting House, London SW1: tourist information from TourUK
James I commissioned Inigo Jones to create a new building in which to entertain foreign ambassadors, and the house, completed in 1622, was the first structure in central London to be built in the Classical Palladian style.
The Banqueting House formed part of the former Whitehall Palace and was the only survivor of the fire that devastated most of the buildings in 1698.
Today the Banqueting House is used for banquets, concerts and important functions.
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 UK Tourist Information, guide and advice: UK Hotel and Guest House Directory
It was James II (1685-88), whose asthma was aggravated by the pollution of the nearby River Thames, who decided to move out of the palace, choosing to live in Kensington Palace instead.
But Banqueting House is more famous for the fact that it was here that in January 1649, after the defeat of the monarchy in the Civil War, King Charles I was executed.
Please note that as Banqueting House is sometimes used for state occasions, it is sometimes closed to the public.
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 Banqueting House in Whitehall - London - UK Attraction
The Banqueting House is all that survives of the great palace of Whitehall, which was destroyed by fire in 1698.
Featuring a spectacular ceiling by Rubens, comprising nine massive canvasses, the Banqueting House was also the site of the beheading of Charles I in 1649.
Throughout the year the banqueting house also plays host to monthly lunchtime concerts.
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 A London Tourist Guide Banqueting House - London Attractions
The Banqueting House is the only remaining complete building of Whitehall Palace, the sovereign's principal residence from 1530 until 1698 when it was destroyed by fire.
Designed by Inigo Jones for James I (1603-25) and completed in 1622, the Banqueting House was originally built for occasions of state, plays and masques.
The magnificent ceiling paintings by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, for which the building is renowned, were commissioned by James I's son, Charles I (1625-49) to celebrate his father's life and wise government and installed by 1636.
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 Banqueting House - Inigo Jones - Great Buildings Online
"...Jones built a new Banqueting House at Whitehall Palace for James I, to replace a previous one destroyed by fire.
When the Banqueting House in London was completed, it bore no resemblance to anything ever built in England before....It consists of one great cubic room that served for royal receptions, ceremonies, and the performance of masques.
Whitehall, directly across from the Horse Guards, telephone: 930-4179.
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 stuartart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Charles I wanted the exterior magnificence of the banqueting house to be met by interior splendor.
The magnificent ceiling paintings in the Banqueting House were commissioned by James I's son, Charles I, to celebrate his father's life and wise government.
Ironically, the Banqueting House was the site of Charles I's execution in the English Civil War in 1649.
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 Inigo Jones - Great Buildings Online
Banqueting House, at Whitehall, London, England, 1619 to 1622.
The Queen's House, at Greenwich, England, 1616 to 1635.
Under this title he became involved with a number of large scale houses, churches, and palaces for King James I. Between 1625 -1640 Jones was concerned principally with work on two major London sites: the repair and remodel of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the design of Covent Garden.
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 Banqueting House, Whitehall - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, galleries, exhibitions and heritage
Set in the heart of historic Whitehall, The Banqueting House is one of London's hidden treasures.
This magnificent building is all that survives of the great Palace of Whitehall which was destroyed by fire in 1698.
Conservators Examine Rubens Ceiling At The Banqueting House
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 Seeing Europe with Famous Authors : WHITEHALL [Footnote: From "Walks in London."] BY AUGUSTUS J.C. HARE
WHITEHALL [Footnote: From "Walks in London."] BY AUGUSTUS J.C. The present Banqueting-House of Whitehall was begun by Inigo Jones, and completed in 1622, forming only the central portion of one wing in his immense design for a new palace, which, if completed, would have been the finest in the world.
Almost from the time of Charles’s execution Cromwell occupied rooms in the Cockpit, where the Treasury is now, but soon after he was installed "Lord Protector of the Commonwealth" (December 16, 1653), he took up his abode in the royal apartments, with his "Lady Protectress" and his family.
It was from Whitehall that Queen Mary Beatrice made her escape on the night of December 9, 1688.
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