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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

How Falconry Shaped the English Language

Feeling hoodwinked or fed up? During the 16th century, an amateur falconer and playwright named William Shakespeare loved training birds of prey so much that he began adding falconry references to his plays.

Related: From 32 starlings in the 1890s to 200 million now: The Shakespeare Fanatic Who Introduced the Bard’s Birds to America

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