The Resource City of ravens : the extraordinary history of London, the tower and its famous ravens, Boria Sax

City of ravens : the extraordinary history of London, the tower and its famous ravens, Boria Sax

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City of ravens : the extraordinary history of London, the tower and its famous ravens
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City of ravens
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the extraordinary history of London, the tower and its famous ravens
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Boria Sax
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eng
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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. The legend itself originated from the summer of 1944, when ravens in London were used as unofficial spotters for enemy bombs and planes
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Title
City of ravens
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Charles II feared Britain would fall if the ravens ever left the Tower of London. Yet the truth is that they arrived in Victorian times as props in gory plays for tourists. But the ravens' past has far more high drama. From the plains of the North American Indians to the arctic tundra, all the way to the Tower of London, they have been symbols of cruelty, of survival through adversity, and a loveable icon. Boria Sax shows how our attitudes to the raven and to the natural world have changed enormously over the centuries. By describing the distinct place of this special bird in Western culture, he shows how blurred the lines between myth and history can be. This is a unique and brilliantly readable story of the entwined lives of people and animals.--Publisher
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10109653
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YDXCP
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508.00
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  • illustrations
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no index present
LC call number
DA687.T7
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S29 2011
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non fiction
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the extraordinary history of London, the tower and its famous ravens
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the extraordinary history of London, the tower and its famous ravens
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Boria Sax
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True history of the legendary birds of the Tower of London
City of ravens : the extraordinary history of London, the tower and its famous ravens, Boria Sax
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City of ravens : the extraordinary history of London, the tower and its famous ravens, Boria Sax
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-181)
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19 cm.
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206 p., [12] p. of plates
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9781590207772
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cat49
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