Travel in the Middle Ages Britain - FamousWhy
Famous People Famous Regions Famous Articles Famous Software FamousWhy Web Services Famous Forum Submit Content

Visits: 1,469
Votes: 2
Fame Riser
Fame Rank
Fame Riser
create pool



Travel in the Middle Ages Britain Questions

- What was farming like in the middle ages Britain? by Tom

- What language did they speak in the middle ages in Britain? by David

- How was fashion relfected in Middle Ages? by Bobby

- Can you name some peasants who were famous in the Middle Ages? by Payton

- How did people travel in the Middle Ages? by Bailey

Famous Tags

education   children   school   inclusive   history   learn   life   parents   society   students   family   novel   people   teachers   about   england   teacher   nature   britain   english   personality   important   mistakes   good   what   language   language teaching   romania   attitude   problems   communication   experience   process   study   middle ages   integration  

All Tags


Travel in the Middle Ages Britain

Travel in the Middle Ages Britain by Monique Barb -

Travel in the Middle Ages was either on land or by water.

Rich people sometimes travelled in covered wagons. They must have been very uncomfortable as they did not have suspension and roads were bumpy and rutted. Others travelled on a box between two poles. Two horses, one in front and one behind carried it. They were trained to walk at the same pace.

On land the traveller had the choice of riding on an animal-packhorse, horse, ass or donkey, or of travelling in a carriage like the one above, if he was wealthy, or in a cart. The roads were poor and not surfaced as we know them. In the towns they may have been cobbled but in the country they were dirt tracks and in the rainy weather they were quagmires of dirt and mud. In winter, villages may have been cut off fo r weeks on end. But people had to travel and they made the best of the conditions. But travel was extremely slow.

There were inns for travellers in most towns and some of these inns still exist today. The rivers were forded or bridged and many of these bridges still stand today such as the fourteenth century bridge at Aylesford in Kent.

An alternative form of travel was by river. Barges and open boats could sail up many rivers and carry passengers to inland towns. But for travel over a long distance the only comfortable method of transport was by ship.

Travellers in the Middle Ages were not confined to their own country. The Knight, Squire, Shipman and the Wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales had all travelled abroad. Merchants did not think twice about slipping across the Channel to the wool market in Calais or to Flanders. The soldiers of these times often fought on foreign soil, such as the soldiers who went on Crusades or the soldiers who fought at Agincourt or Crecy. It is not surprising therefore to find records of long journeys.

Discuss about traveling in Middle Ages Britain on our History Forum :
Travel in the Middle Ages Britain written by Monique Barb for - Famous People ... Famous Regions, a Lot Of Articles and Free Software Downloads
Travel in the Middle Ages Britain Image Source :

Tags: travel, middle ages, britain, history

Category: Education  - ( Education Archive)

Date Added: 11 May '11

Add a link to this page on any related website, blog or forum using this code :