Thanks for hosting me today Claire, and for letting me share the weird but definitely wonderful tale of the Thames polar bear. And we thought the Thames whale was an interesting site… The metallic animals dotted throughout the Tower are a curious site in themselves, and I wish I could have been there to see The Elephant House when it was being used as its name suggests!
I’m really excited to welcome Jennifer Wilson on my blog today. Jennifer is a marine biologist by training, who developed an equal passion for history whilst stalking Mary, Queen of Scots of childhood holidays (she has since moved on to Richard III). She completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Hull, and has worked as a marine environmental consultant since graduating.
Jennifer is here to tell us about her favorite scene from her book Kindred Spirits which is available on Amazon and currently reduced to 99p/c as part of Crooked Cat Publishing’s paranormal themed week.
The Tower of London. Funny how one building can, even after centuries, manage to instil fear in the heart of a nation. All those infamous imprisonments, intrigues and executions – plenty of history to get your teeth into.
But it’s not all blood and gore – the Tower was also home to the first London Zoo…
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