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James I and Lions

January 25th, 2011 by Chris Strauber

Just spent a delightful hour listening to Hesse Phillips, a dissertation fellow with the Center for the Humanities at Tufts, explain some of her work on animal baiting as a scientific and personal interest of James I. The talk, “A Trial of Two Kings: James I and the Lions of the Tower Menagerie” is one in a series of lunchtime talks hosted by the Center.

There was much mention of Edward Topsell’s seventeenth-century History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents, which I am delighted to see Tufts has a microfilm copy of. For your web-browsing pleasure, you might also take a look at the University of Houston’s collection of digitized woodcuts.

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