The palaces of Tudor London and their gardens…and their beasts!

Would you expect to find a  dragon in a Richmond Garden? A greyhound on a pole in Westminster? Or a griffin lurking in a hedge in Bexley?  To say nothing of  a dolphin on a staircase in Kensington or an English leopard who once lived on a French camping site at Hampton Court? Probably not: but all those beasts and many more lived in the the gardens of Tudor royal palaces and aristocratic mansions.  Find out how and why in this lecture explores one of the most visually spectacular aspects of late 15th and 16thc  England.