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Figure Court. Royal Hospital Chelsea. | by amandabhslater
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Figure Court. Royal Hospital Chelsea.

The Royal Hospital was founded by King Charles II, who issued a Royal Warrant authorising the building of the Hospital on 22 December 1681, in order to make provision for old or injured soldiers. Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned to design and erect the building.

The grounds of the Royal Hospital have been the site of the annual Chelsea Flower Show since 1913.

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Taken on August 2, 2009