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First Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

BROOKE HOUSE, Holborn, stood on the site of the present Brooke-street, and was the London residence of Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke, "servant to Queen Elizabeth, counsellor to King James, and friend to Sir Philip Sydney." It was originally called Bath House, from William Bourchier, Earl of Bath, (d. 1623), by whom it had been, says Stow, (p. 145), "of late for the most part new built." Lord Brooke, in his will, describes it as "Bath House, now Brook House, lately new built." Lord Brooke was assassinated by his own servant in this house, Sept. 1st, 1628. Here sat the " Brooke House Committee," appointed by Parliament to examine the expenditure of the money granted to Charles IL for carrying on a war against the Dutch.

" And that year 1622 I made a diall for my Lord Brook in Holbourn, for the which I had 8l. 10s."— N. Stone's Diary, (Walpole, ii.69).

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