Viewing Event Record: The Spanish Ambassador sees animals baited at the Hope

Abstract

John Chamberlain writes to Sir Dudley Carleton of the Spanish ambassador's delight in bear-baiting. The ambassador, he notes, has recently visited Paris Garden [the Hope], where he saw a bull, bear, horse, and monkeys baited, as well as a white bear baited by dogs in the Thames, 'which was the best sport of all.'

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 12 July 1623 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: circa 5 July 1623 (Source of claim: transcription)

Venues

Name
Paris Garden
Name
Bear Garden
Name
Hope

People

Name Role
de Mendoza, Juan, Marquis de la Hinojosa Spanish ambassador
Chamberlain, John correspondent
Carleton, Dudley correspondent

Event Type

  • bear-baiting