Monday, 23 September 2013

Horses in the Middle Ages

Types of Horses ridden by some of Chaucer's Pilgrims

Wife of Bath - Ambler
Plowman - Mare
Cook - Capul
Shipman - Rouncy
Nun's Priest - Jade
Canon - Hackney
Monk - Palfrey

Reeve - Stot


General

Wikipedia  Horses in the Middle Ages.


Christa Hook (1996). Knight of Outremer AD 1187-1344. Osprey Publishing. pp. 14–. ISBN 978-1-85532-555-5.


Maurice Keen (1999). "Andrew Ayton: 'Arms, Armour and Horses"Medieval Warfare: A History. Oxford University Press. pp. 186–. ISBN 978-0-19-164738-3.

Clifford Rogers (June 2010). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military TechnologyHorses Oxford University Press. pp. 271–. ISBN 978-0-19-533403-6.


Palfrey (Palfridium)

Wikipedia  Palfrey.

Wikipedia Ambling.

Encyclopaedia Britannica 1911 Palfrey


Courser

Wikipedia  Courser (horse).

Destrier (Dextrarius)

Wikipedia  Destrier.

Rouncey

Wikipedia  Rouncey.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouncey



Chaucer's Wife of Bath on an Ambler

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