|M. R. James|
| History (The Quarterly Journal of the Historical Association), New Series XVI, No. 61, April, 1931, 1-11
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This article is a general introduction to the genre of the medieval bestiary. It is a transcript of a talk given by James as the Inaugural Address at the Annual Meeting of the Historical Association, at Chester, delivered on 2 January 1931. It was illustrated by many lantern slides. The illustrations were not published in the article.