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The interior is almost certainly imaginary (as opposed to being specifically of Whitehall Palace), although the event itself could have been witnessed by Houckgeest, who seems to have been at the English court sometime during the mid-1630s. Charles I owne

The ritual of public dining and its trappings in the time of Charles II

Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77)

Garter feast in the time of Charles II c.1672

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The gathering of the Knights of the Garter has traditionally been accompanied by a feast. This etching illustrates one of Charles II's banquets for the Garter Knights, held in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle. At the dinner 145 dishes were served during the first course and the Knights were offered 16 barrels of oysters, 2,150 poultry, 1,500 crayfish, 6,000 stalks of asparagus and 22 gallons of strawberries. The tradition of the Garter feast continues today, albeit on a more modest scale, with an annual luncheon held at Windsor.