Medieval Bestiaries or Why the lion is called the 'King of Beasts'
The second-most popular books (behind the Bible) in medieval Europe were bestiaries. These hand-drawn, colorful books that listed creatures both real and fantastical included allegorical stories that affected the way we view some of the animals to this day. It is history that deserves to be remembered.
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