Animals in history

Susan Howe is back to tell us about animals in the lives of their famous owners:

  • Florence Nightingale always carried in her pocket an owl, which she had rescued from being tortured
  • The Duke of Wellington rode his beloved horse throughout the Battle of Waterloo and designed a monument to him in St Paul's
  • Oscar Wilde took his pet lobster for walks around Oxford

Fact or fiction? Come and find out.

Susan is a fully qualified London Tourist Blue Badge Guide, also taking groups looking for tigers in India, painting groups to Zanzibar and runs an award-winning country house hotel on the Devon coast.