a medieval minute: lions

Medieval people had a great fascination with the king of beasts. There were no lions native to Western Europe, but they were often diplomatic gifts. Lions were kept in the Tower of London from the 13th century. There are many medieval representations of lions because they were symbols of courage and monarchy. Since most monks creating illustrated manuscripts had never seen a lion, there are some delightfully curious depictions of the beast.

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I love history and I love writing. I've been working on an historical novel about a medieval viscountess, Ermengarde of Narbonne since 2009. It has been quite a journey and the journey isn't over. Previously I written 6 historical novels for kids, but this is a new challenge.
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