Friday, 14 June 2013

Cambridge Fact File: Lord Byron's Bear

Lord Byron in 1824


When Bryon became a student at Trinity College in October 1805 he was annoyed that rules kept him from keeping a dog, so he got himself a tame bear, arguing that there was no mention that he was not allowed one. The college authorities had no legal basis to complain, and the bear stayed with him until he graduated.