"The Haggard Faulcon"

Falconry

Shakespeare may not have practised the art of falconry himself. But Latham's Falconry guide told him all he needed to know about this princely form of pest control.

A falcon was a choice sporting accessory for those who could afford to keep one. And in Henry VI, part 2, Queen Margaret takes to the stage "with a hawk on her fist." (Act 2, Scene 1)

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