1.1 The Tower Menagerie

Our very first episode is about the zoo, or menagerie, at the Tower of London. Some very unlucky animals lived in the menagerie, and were fed some very inappropriate things. Download or listen via Itunes etc. to find out about the other bloody history of the Tower.

 

To bring you this episode, we read:

We also discuss the elephant pictured above, as spotted on its way to the Menagerie by chronicler Matthew Paris.

Image By Matthew Paris († 1259) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.