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The fox and the geese

Join our history curator on an audio tour exploring the significance of the Oak Room panels.

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The tale of the fox and the geese tells the story of the fox preaching to geese. This is a moral tale warning against corrupt clergy. In Medieval and Tudor art foxes were often used to represent corrupt or immoral clergymen. Reynard the fox was a recurring character. He is the hero of a series of European allegorical tales. Reynard was a trickster who is often depicted trying to deceive other animals. This panel is  a good example.

Play the YouTube clip below to hear more about religion and the panels.

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