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The Bestiary

by Montague Rhodes James

History (The Quarterly Journal of the Historical Association)
New Series Vol. XVI
April, 1931—January, 1932
Issue: No. 61, Vol. XVI, April, 1931, pages 1-11
Macmillan and Co., Limited
London, 1932

This article is a general introduction to the genre of the medieval bestiary. It is a transcript of a talk given by M. R. James as the Inaugural Address at the Annual Meeting of the Historical Association, at Chester, delivered on 2 January 1931. The talk was illustrated by many lantern slides, though the illustrations were not published in the article.

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