The Tower Menagerie: The Amazing 600-Year History of the Royal Collection of Wild and Ferocious Beastkept at the Tower of London


The strange six-hundred-year history of the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London. From a polar bear who fished the Thames nightly for his dinner to elephants who drank only wine, the inhabitants of the southwest corner of the Tower of London were a strange and rowdy bunch. No less strange was the cast of characters that visited them: William Blake, Chaucer, and Samuel Pepys, to name a few. Daniel Hahn's fascinating history of the Tower of London's Royal Menagerie tells the story of the thousands of exotic creatures who ...

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