Banqueting hall, 16th Century

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the 16th-century Banqueting Hall at Hoghton Tower, Lancashire, where James VI and I knighted a joint of beef and created the sirloin. The huge room has a coffered ceiling, stone walls, a vast fireplace, a minstrels’ gallery, and long trestle tables; in the foreground is a multi-paned mullioned bay window with a window seat.