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History in the Pub: Beasts

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The Sir Christopher Hatton

4 Leather Lane

London

EC1N 7RA

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Learn about the history of London with your friends over a pint after work!


Animals are far less evident in London today than in times past. Many Londoners farmed very close to town and indeed, in town. There was a much greater variety of pets, including what are now termed 'exotics'. Animals - from fleas to elephants - were expected to entertain us, in circuses, theatres, shows, fairs, zoos and pubs. And, of course, until the early 20th Century, animals worked: an estimated 300,000 working horses lived alongside us in the capital. By and large, the cruelty was horrendous.

Tonight, eight speakers will talk for eight minutes each, about all these various aspects of furry and feathery Londoners.

Speakers include Joanna Moncrieff, Diane Burstein, Hannah Renier, Rebecca Preston, Rob Smith and Chris Skaife - the Tower of London's Ravenmaster himself.

Our MC for the evening will be Matt Brown, who will also deliver the testing speed quiz - for prizes.


Image. Noted zoologist and collector Walter Rothschild demonstrating that zebras could be used to draw a carriage. It never caught on.


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