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Post time 2014-6-12 14:50:55 |Display all floors
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she is rich no doubt about it, with all the tax payers' money
but her 4 grandsons are to ascend to ...

No, one Grandson ( or Grandaughter ) will take the throne, not all four of them.

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Post time 2014-6-12 14:51:41 |Display all floors
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don't say it's all superstitious nonsense
haven't you heard about those ravens in the Tower of Lon ...

That is also nonsense, a good story to tell the tourists but has no basis in fact.

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Post time 2014-6-12 15:03:39 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2014-6-12 14:51
That is also nonsense, a good story to tell the tourists but has no basis in fact.

why not kill some of these ravens
and see if it's really superstitious nonsense
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Post time 2014-6-12 15:14:46 |Display all floors
Tower of London ravens are snatched by a fox: Security increased at historic palace after two birds are killed
Security beefed up at Norman fortress after fox kills two birds
Ravens Grip and Jubilee were due to be locked up in their cages overnight
Legend has it that six ravens must guard the

Legend has it that six ravens must guard the Tower of London at all times or the monarchy will fall.
So security has been beefed up at the Norman fortress after a fox killed two of the treasured birds, leaving the minimum number required to save the Crown.
The ravens, named Grip and Jubilee, were snatched just before they were due to be locked up in their cages overnight.
Fortunately there were two spare birds at the Tower to keep the numbers up.

A spokesman for Historic Royal Palaces, the charity that cares for the birds, said it had been a ‘lucky escape’ because the hungry fox had almost taken the number of ravens below six.

The dead birds were found by keepers at dusk and tests showed they were killed by a fox.
Grip was named after the raven in Charles Dickens’s Barnaby Rudge that inspired a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, while Jubilee was chosen to honour the Queen.

The two new birds brought in as replacements have been given the same names.
Catherine Steventon, of Historic Royal Palaces, said: ‘The ravens are put to bed each evening in secure enclosures to  minimise these risks, however sadly a fox captured two of the ravens before they were put to bed.
'At dusk we couldn’t find them. Eventually, they were found within the inner walls… Currently we have eight ravens at the Tower. The legend mentions six ravens and
In light of the attacks, Historic Royal Palaces has increased security and reviewed pest control measures.
The legend of the ravens of the Tower is said to have begun under the reign of Charles II, who insisted that they should  be protected
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Post time 2014-6-12 15:31:28 |Display all floors
correction Post time: 2014-6-12 15:03
why not kill some of these ravens
and see if it's really superstitious nonsense

Why kill anything just for the sake of it? All life is precious

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Post time 2014-6-12 15:32:34 |Display all floors
correction Post time: 2014-6-12 15:14
Tower of London ravens are snatched by a fox: Security increased at historic palace after two birds  ...

As you say, tradition, nothing wrong with tradition

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Post time 2014-6-12 15:32:41 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2014-6-12 15:31
Why kill anything just for the sake of it? All life is precious

ravens are pest
Please don't shoot, I'm just a babe.

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