Tudor Falconry and Hawking: Talks from the Mews

21 Jul 2009

Event times

12:00, 14:00, and 16:00

Cost of entry

Free, no booking required.

British Library

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Tube: Kings Cross, St. Pancras, Euston

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Tudor Falconry and Hawking:


Learn about the original ‘sport of kings' and the favourite pastime of King Henry VIII. Meet period falconers and their noble hawks, discover the skills required to train birds of prey, examine the curious equipment designed to keep them and hear all about the life and duties of a court falconer. Find out how falconry has shaped our English language, how hawking nearly changed the course of British history and why falconry is still practised today. To be held in the Piazza of the British Library.

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