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City of ravens : the extraordinary history of London, the Tower and its famous ravens / Boria Sax.

Sax, Boria(Author).
Book Book (2011.)
Description: 206 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
Publisher: London ; New York : Duckworth Overlook, 2011.
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1 of 1 copy available at Beverly Public Library.
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Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction DA 687 .T7 S29 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 071564081X
  • ISBN: 9780715640814
  • ISBN: 9781590207772 (US)
  • ISBN: 1590207777 (US)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-181).
Contents:
pt. 1. How the ravens came to the Tower and why they stayed. In search of the Tower ravens ; Bran and those who followed him ; The earls of Dunraven ; City of ravens ; Around the scaffold ; Pet ravens ; Jackie the lucky raven ; The ... Read More
Summary:
Tales tell of how Charles II, fearful of ancient legends that "Britain will fall" if the ravens at the Tower of London ever leave their abode, ordered that the wings of the six ravens be clipped. But the truth is that the ravens only arrived at the Tower in 1883, when they were brought in as props in tales of Gothic horror that were told to tourists. ... Read More
Citation: Sax, Boria. "City of ravens : the extraordinary history of London, the Tower and its famous ravens." London ; Duckworth Overlook, 2011.
 
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