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A Tudor palace near Cheam in Surrey, built by Henry VIII. It was not completed until 1557, but the name is first mentioned in the Exchequer Accounts for 1538. In the 17th century, the English Catholic priest Richard Lassels (1603?–68), in his posthumously published The Voyage of Italy, referred to Fontainebleau as ‘the Nonsuch of France’. Nonsuch Palace was demolished in 1670.

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