Mirror of Literature,  7 (1826), 322–25.

The Waverley Novels. No. III. Illustrations of Woodstock



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John Dunkin


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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