Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wild boy's bones

The British government has taken measures to protect the grave of a famous feral child, "Peter the Wild Boy." He was brought from Germany, where he was found, to live in the court of King George I. When his novelty wore off, Peter was entrusted to the care of farmer James Fenn, and supported by a generous allowance from the Crown. His age was estimated at 72 when he died in 1785. He was buried in St. Mary's, Northchurch In Hertfordshire, and his grave was marked by a stone (photo here) paid for by the locals. More than 200 years later, flowers are regularly placed at the site.


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