Travelling on horseback

Saddle-sore all the way to Stratford?

Too much travelling between his homes in Stratford and London might have left Shakespeare a little saddle-sore, since most Elizabethan journeys were completed on foot or horseback.

But this discomfort was an accepted part of life. Shakespeare's characters leave no doubt that the horses were dear to their riders. [click here to read more]

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