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When wild beasts roamed the UK

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

The Victorian period witnessed a huge surge in the number of exotic beasts in the towns and cities of England - as creatures were imported from the far reaches of the British Empire. But Victorians' enthusiasms for wild and dangerous animals had some very unpleasant consequences, says Prof John Simons.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-20166624

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