During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.
You can tell from the statue of a mounted horseman how the rider died. If all fourof the horses feet are on the ground, he died of natural causes. One foot raised means he died from wounds suffered in battle. Two legs raised means he died in action
"This is actually a mask the Doctors wore so as not to contract fatal diseases back in Victorian era" (or so it claims.I don't recall Victorian doctors wearing Plague masks.I think it's Steampunk and someone bs'd the description.
One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel. >> Whoa - a gang of female toughs.