Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Palfreys in Les Grandes Chroniques de France circa 1350AD

Salvete Omnes,
just a short entry this early morning:
Jean le Bon (John II, king of France) when he was the Duke of Normandy (1332-1350) commissioned a manuscript that became part of  Les Grandes Chroniques de France, today the codex is  kept at the British Library - Royal MS 16 G VI - information here, viewing on line here,
Within the wiki commons collection there are several larger photos of the illuminations from this codex showing riding horses of the period, these are palfreys or pacing horses of the nobility.

I will be returning to these manuscripts from time to time, I hope.

nota bene - there is this petition to save the wild horses and burros from removal and slaughter in the US; as the Bundys have been cleared (dura lex sed lex - the Bundy affair - Cliven Bundy speaking here - have been monitored by the environmental groups eg here , the voice on the wild horse & cattle grazing from 2014), so this is the matter of the America public lands (managed by BLM, US Corps of Engineers, US Department of Defense, Forrest Service etc), rights of ranchers and citizens, taxpayers' subsidized  cattle (cow and sheep ) grazing on public lands (fees have been lowered), and the fate of  constitutionally protected (Idaho LawReview article) Wild Horse and Burro in the American West.
also a rather hostile to wild horses article from the Smithsonian


Dario T. W. said...

in AD 2014 there were reported 2.1 million cattle (authorized 2,6 million) grazing on BLM & USFS lands as opposed to 56,656 wild horse and burros - according to Daily Pitchfork report - dailypitchfork.org
nota bene, a view proposing that ranchers using the range via grazing permits actually save BLM & taxpayers money http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/273445-time-for-the-truth-about-public-land-grazing

Dario T. W. said...

wild horses and their methods of using the range - USA - https://americanwildhorsecampaign.org/wild-horses-and-ecosystem
animal behavior - cattle https://www.animalbehaviour.net/cattle/

Dario T. W. said...

nota bene - Winged Hussar Publishing LLC new art book - fantastic Giuseppe Rava and his art https://www.wingedhussarpublishing.com/store/art-books/art-giuseppe-rava-978-099770946-3-3/