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A SHORT HISTORY OF
IN TUDOR AND STUART TIMES
ILLUSTRATIONS BY HERBERT RAILTON
AND OTHER ARTISTS, AND
NEW ENLARGED EDITION.
G. BELL AND SONS LTD.
HIS volume has been compiled from the author's larger works with the view of affording a continuous narrative of events, and a picture of life at Hampton Court, up to the death of Charles I., in such a compact and compendious form, and at so moderate a price, as to bring it within the range and means of the general reader.
Consequently, while all that seemed essential to this object has been reproduced in the present book, much topographical detail and many discussions on questions of art and archæology, which occupy considerable space in "The History of Hampton Court Palace," have been either greatly abbreviated, or altogether omitted.
Likewise it has been thought superfluous to give here any authorities or references, or to cumber the pages with notes and appendices, all of which, being furnished in ample detail in the larger works, can be consulted therein by anyone seeking fuller information.
The favourable reception accorded by the press and the public to the previous issue of this book, and the continuous demand which is made for it, encourage the hope that this new, enlarged edition, may equally meet with public approval.
HAMPTON COURT PALACE.