For centuries, the Tower of London has been home to a group of famous avian residents: the ravens. Each year they are seen by millions of visitors, and legend has it that if the ravens should ever leave, the Tower will crumble into dust, and great harm will befall the kingdom. One man is personally responsible for ensuring that such a disaster never comes to pass: the Ravenmaster, Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife. In this behind-the-scenes account of life with the ravens of the Tower, Skaife shares the folklore, history, and superstitions surrounding these mischievous, highly intelligent birds and their home.
Author: Christopher Skaife.