Natural History

A Philosophy of Falcons

Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, was obsessed with falconry. This led him to write a truly revolutionary book on the subject.

Placing the Platypus

Defying categorisation since its discovery, was the platypus a mammal, a reptile, or something else? 

A Feather in her Cap

A global trade in feathers, with London at its heart, saw hundreds of millions of birds killed every year. Emily Williamson waged a long and furious campaign against it.