A CHAMBER is a place for rest or lodging. The
concept may refer to a particular room or environment,
or to the building that is used as a lodging.
For example: "Thanks for dinner, now I am going to retire to my room to
rest", "Where will we find a room in this town? Is there nobody on the
street and all the shops are closed? ” , "Women showed their
displeasure with the room assigned to him".
often the notion of chamber is used in the plural to name the private quarters of a castle a palace or
similar building that only the monarch can use: "The king, before retiring
to her room, asked anyone to disturb", "Her majesty is resting in her
chambers, " "The princess requested that food be served in her
chambers since she is not feeling well. "
There are several expressions that are formed with the word room. The courtroom,
to cite one case, is the residence that was granted to the monarch's
servants. The board of apartments, on the other hand, was the
entity that had the function of distributing and assigning the rooms used by the
servants of a palace.
In the same way, we cannot overlook historically what is known as a room
royalty. Under this name is a tax that existed in the Middle Ages and which
establishes that there was an obligation to give up a part of the house to be
able to temporarily house the entourages that accompanied a king, the military
and even court officials.
However, this tax was extended for a long time, since when Felipe II came to
the throne and decided that Madrid was going to be the capital of the court, he
established it as such.
However, there is always the picaresque of the human being to face
situations. Hence what arose in calling houses of malice, so-called because they
were built in such a way that it was avoided that the tax could be
applied. Basically they were buildings that apparently only had one floor, when
in reality they had more spaces, but these were hidden. Thus it was come to
believe that they were really small homes.
It was in the 19th century when the aforementioned tax was ended for which
many houses had to have a more modest appearance. Thus, historians acknowledge
that, for example, in the Barrio de las Letras in Madrid there were numerous
houses that on its facade seemed to have only one floor when, in reality, it was
not so. Among them it seems that that of Lope de Vega himself.
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