The Waverley Novels. No. III. Illustrations of Woodstock
Regular Feature—Introduction; Extract
Menageries, Superstition, Natural History
The article describes King Henry I's 'collection of wild beasts [...] procured from foreign princes', which was housed in an enclosure at Woodstock, Oxfordshire. It also includes details of some 'strange events'—the contrivances of a 'humorous royalist'—which took place during the Parliamentarian survey of the royal property there in 1649, taken from Robert Plot's Natural History of Oxford-shire.
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