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Published: 10 May 2018

368 Pages | 27 black & white halftones; 8pp colour plates


ISBN: 9780198714712

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The History of Exotic Animals in England

Caroline Grigson

  • The story of exotic animals in Britain, from time immemorial to the foundation of the London Zoo
  • A tour through the centuries, forming the first ever detailed history of exotic animals in Britain
  • A chronicle of the extravagant, the eccentric, and — on occasion — the outright bizarre
  • From peacocks and popinjays to Georgian giraffes, via Thomas More's monkey, James I's cassowaries, and Lord Clive's zebra
  • A story both of the animals themselves and the many people who came into contact with them — from owners, collectors, and scientists to the public who came to view them