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London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The royal menagrie leaves

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. The royal menagrie leaves Marker
Inscription.
Since the reign of King John (1199-1216) monarchs had kept exotic beasts at the Tower. However, by 1831-2 it had become impractical to keep the menagerie here and it was moved to Regent's Park to establish London Zoo.

The animals were gifts from foreign rulers and were kept for the monarch's amusement. In Elizabeth I's reign (1558-1603) visitors were allowed in to see the queen's lions, tiger, wolf, eagle and porcupine! In 1622, James I had platforms built so that he and his courtiers could watch the beasts fighting in the Lion Tower.

Depuis le règne du roi Jean (1199-1216), les monarques avaient pris l'habitude de garder des animaux exotiques à la Tour. Cependant, la forteresse était loin d'être un lieu d'accueil idéal pour cette faune Inhabituelle. La ménagerie fut donc transférée à Regent's Park en 1831-1832, et c'est ainsi que fut créé le zoo de Londres!

Seit der Herrschaft von König Johann Ohneland (1199-1216) hielten die Monarchen im Tower exotische Tiere gefangen. Im Jahre 1831/1832 musste man jedoch feststellen, dass der Tower nicht der richtige Ort für die Menagerie war. Daher wurde sie in den Regent's Park verlegt, in dem der Londoner Zoo aufgebaut wurde.

Desde el reinado del Rey Juan (1199-1216), los monarcas tenían bestias exóticas en la Torre. Pero hacia

The royal menagrie leaves Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. The royal menagrie leaves Marker
The marker is on the right. Beyond the marker are walls and fortifications of the Tower of London.
el 1831-2 resulto poco práctico guardar aquí una colección de animales salvajes y la trasladaron a Regent's Park para fundar el zoológico de Londres.

Sin dal regno di re Giovanni (1199-1218), i sovrani avevano utilizzato la Torre per ospitare la fauna di luoghi lontani. Tuttavia tra il 1831 e il 1832, a causa delle difficoltà pratiche legateilla presenza degli animali nella Torre, il serraglio fu trasferito a Regent's Park per dar vita allo zoo di Londra.



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Location. 51° 30.501′ N, 0° 4.699′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the Tower of London Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The coronation procession (here, next to this marker); Entering the fortress (here, next to this marker); Tea on Tower Hill (here, next to this marker); A place of execution (here, next to this marker); The fortress extends (here, next to this marker); Historic Royal Palaces (a few steps from this marker); Wharfinger Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Western entrance (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. AnimalsForts, Castles

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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