Tower of London - Menagerie

Object Title

Tower of London - Menagerie

Tower of London - Menagerie

Date

1681 |E

Reference

TOWER OF LONDON |N RAR.0213; I.213

Level

Item

Scope and Content

A broadsheet, containing verses written on the deaths of three lions in the Tower, entitled 'The Lions Elegy', 1681, Begins: Three Lions dead! O strange! O strange! What then ? ^LAnd must not Lions dye as well as Men?^LBut 'tis prodigious, and hence some Divine, ^LThat Monarchy will fall, or else decline.' ^L, The verses go on to point out that the Lion that has died was 'Old Charles' and that the other two lions might be considered his Queen and Duke, who had gone to accompany him in death, that 'Charles the Second' was still alive and able to preserve the throne from the threat of a Republic or from that of Popery., 'London' 'Printed for T.B. 1681'

Extent

1 document

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

11.7 inches x 7.6 inches