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Menagerie: The History of Exotic Animals in England

ISBN : 9780198714712

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¥2,376
Author: 
Caroline Grigson
Pages
368 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
136 x 216 mm
Pub date
May 2018
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From Henry III's elephant at the Tower, to George IV's love affair with Britain's first giraffe and Lady Castlereagh's recalcitrant ostriches, Caroline Grigson's tour through the centuries amounts to the first detailed history of exotic animals in Britain. On the way we encounter a host of fascinating and outlandish creatures and their owners, including the first peacocks and popinjays, Thomas More's monkey, James I's cassowaries in St James's Park, and Lord Clive's zebra -- which refused to mate with a donkey, until the donkey was painted with stripes.

Index: 

List of Plates
List of Figures
Juliet Clutton-Brock: Foreword
1 The Normans to the Tudors
2 The Stuarts, 1603-1688
3 William and Mary to George II, 1688-c.1760
4 George III, c.1760-1811
5 George IV as Regent and King, c.1811-1830
6 William IV, c.1830-1837
7 Conclusions
Glossary
Notes
References
Picture Credits
Index of Animals
General Index

About the author: 

A zoologist, formerly a curator in the Museums of the Royal College of Surgeons, Caroline Grigson is now an honorary professor at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. The subjects of her numerous publications range from prehistoric animal husbandry to the study of natural history and its relationship to art in eighteenth-century London.

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