This home of the King is the place where Merivel lives for two years in unabashed luxury, abundant fellowship and the nightly favors of women. A gallery opens into the Stone Gallery hallway leading to the Royal apartments, where the King lives. Inside the King's massive apartment, or suite, is the drawing room where the King conducts some of his business, although it is restricted and not every guest is received there. The room is filled with clocks, over two hundred of them, and these are the King's pride and joy. The fireplace is under a vast marble mantel. A thirty-foot Persian carpet graces the entryway immodestly and leads to the large gilded doors. Adjacent to the room is the King's bedchamber with the canopied bed, candle sconces and the walls brocaded through the room and the bedroom.
Bidnold Manor in Norfolk, England
This residence given...
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