He continued:

"Along the richly carved roof ... the flames last spread, and the parallel wooden walls proved equally inflammable. The magnificent apartment, 62 ft. by 40 ft. and 26 ft. in height was soon a mass of flame. The roof, which was thickly covered with lead, fell in, and there remain only the bare blackened walls of one of the finest halls in the kingdom."

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