Sunday, 25 May 2014

Highgate Lion

George Wombwell was a famous menagerie exhibitor in Regency and early Victoria Britain. He founded Wombwell's Travelling Menagerie. Wikipedia describes Wombwell's life HERE. He is buried in Highgate Cemetery under a statue of his pet lion, Nero. His coffin was constructed from Oak timbers salvaged from HMS Royal George.


Beneath Thy Feet said...

Wow, what an amazing picture and a fascinating post.

Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday.

Unknown said...

Hi, I would like a copy of this photo for a book I am writing who took the photo please, as so I may ask them?

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