bed·​cham·​ber | \ˈbed-ˌchām-bər \

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The queen was in her bedchamber.

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Among the royal effects is a c. 1700 carved giltwood armchair possibly used by Louis XIV at official audiences in the royal bedchamber (the show elucidates the surprisingly public nature of certain palace rooms). Barrymore Laurence Scherer, WSJ, "‘Visitors to Versailles (1682-1789)’ Review: Virtual Time Travel," 11 Apr. 2018 The Weinsteinians are more like an imperial ruling class commanding unsuspecting young maidens to service them in their bedchambers. Kyle Smith, National Review, "This Hollywood Scandal Is Different," 24 Oct. 2017 Visitors can even sleep in the same bedchamber where Henry VIII once briefly slumbered alongside his (second) bride. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Thornbury Castle, Honeymoon Spot of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, On Sale for $10.3 million," 14 Mar. 2017 Sean Connery was knighted in the Great Gallery, and the Italian private secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots, was brutally murdered just outside her bedchamber. Ian Phillips, ELLE Decor, "ELLE DECOR Goes to Glasgow and Edinburgh," 3 Mar. 2011 And Jon Snow was even bolder, knock-knock-knocking on Daenerys’s bedchambers door late at night, after the big meetings with Cersei were over. Steve Johnson,, "Night of the living plot explosions: 5 thoughts on the stunning season finale of 'Game of Thrones'," 28 Aug. 2017 The monarchs designated a separate bedchamber for conducting royal business. Nika Mavrody, The Atlantic, "The Dangers of Reading in Bed," 19 May 2017 Lorenzo dons several disguises to win admittance to Lucrezia's bedchamber — hardly necessary, given her eager participation in the scheme. John Von Rhein,, "Bolcom sex farce draws lively staging from Chicago Fringe Opera," 7 May 2017 The historian Lucy Worsley enters the bedchambers of Henry VIII and his six wives. Kathryn Shattuck, New York Times, "What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Secrets of the Six Wives’ and the Rolling Stones," 22 Jan. 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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