The King's Beasts
The King's Beasts at Hampton Court on Midsummer's Eve

The magical King's Beasts of Hampton Court dance with Diana

as depicted by Georgie Hampton, trainee artist at Hampton Court Warren


Out in the park, the Park Warden walked home from Mr. Davie’s party. Hidden by the trees he stopped and waited to see marvellous, sparkling creatures running free across the grass.

The King's Beasts and Diana in Hector's Midsummer Madness    Jo Rutherford 2010

"They do say that Shakespeare came to Hampton Court on Midsummer's Eve to see the magical statues come to life, but because the event is a very private affair, he missed the magic, and so instead wrote Midsummer Night's Dream."
the magical mythical King's beasts of Hampton Court
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