Lord Byron and His Pet Bear

The poet, Lord Byron, is one of the unique historical figures in international culture. In 1805, Byron went to study at Trinity College and he intended to bring his dog, Boatswain. However, the institution wouldn’t accept dogs, so his pet couldn’t come with him.

A bear sitting down

After numerous refusals by Trinity College, Byron cleverly came up with an idea to break the rules. The poet decided to adopt a bear as a pet and demanded that the institution show him the rule that was against bringing this animal on campus. The rule didn’t exist, so the directors had to accept his pet bear.

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