By Dean R. Koontz
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Лошади играли жизненно важную роль в средневековой жизни, будь то рыцарский конь или вьючное животное. В последние годы при раскопках в Лондоне найдено много предметов, и не удивительно, что многие из них связаны с лошадьми.
Авторы книги, написанной под руководством Джона Кларка, куратора отдела средневековья в Историческом музее города Лондона, рассматривают роль лошади в средневековой жизни, рассказывают об их повседневном применении, о том, как лошади выглядели в то время, и подробно рассматривают различные предметы конской экипировки: упряжь, подковы и т. д. , а также шпоры, предметы ухода за лошадью и др. Издание богато иллюстрировано и содержит большое количество рисунков и фотографий.
Whether knight's charger or beast of burden, horses performed a necessary function in medieval lifestyles. The wealth of medieval reveals excavated in London in recent times has, now not unusually, integrated many items linked to horses. This catalogue illustrates and discusses over 400 such items, between them harness, horseshoes, spurs and curry combs, from the utilitarian to hugely ornamental items. London served through horse site visitors comes vividly in view. The introductory bankruptcy attracts on ancient in addition to archaeological resources to think about the function of the pony in medieval London. It seems on the rate of horses and the prices of retaining them, the hiring of 'hackneys' for using, using carts in and round London, and the paintings of the 'marshal' or farrier. It discusses the facts for the scale of medieval horses and incorporates a survey of reveals of medieval horse skeletons from London. It solutions the major questions, how huge a 'Great Horse' used to be, and why it took 3 horses to tug a cart. a brand new advent to this version offers an replace on learn and a supplementary bibliography. this can be a uncomplicated paintings of reference for archaeologists and people learning medieval artefacts, and soaking up interpreting for everybody attracted to the heritage of the pony and its use by means of humankind. JOHN CLARK is Curator (Medieval) on the Museum of London.
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I’m reluctant to compliment Elaine in this account because she’ll take it as a sign of weakness. Around here, giving anyone too many compliments brings out in that person the same predatory instinct that energizes a hungry lion when it glimpses a limping gazelle. My kind words will earn me much mockery not only from all our friends who know Elaine but also from Elaine herself. I must admit, however, that being a target can be as much fun as dishing it out. Anyway, here goes: She is an attractive lady with lovely blue eyes, much older than anyone would believe, very much older, beyond my powers of calculation, but it is her personality that wins her so many friends and makes them so loyal to her.
On those evenings when I had no school the next day, I would bank the fire to ensure hot coals for the morning and to keep the house heated through the night. Banking the fire always proved to be an act of folly. This was not a forced-air furnace. Heat rose through a large iron grate in the living-room floor and traveled upstairs so slowly that on a bitter winter morning, water left overnight in a glass had turned to ice. We had no bathroom until I was twelve, just a showerhead that sprouted from one cellar wall, over a drain in the concrete floor.
In the photo, a dozen dogs face the camera in a semicircle. Most are goldens and hard to tell apart in a photograph, but a few are Labradors. Eleven of the dogs sit erect, in stately poses, chests out, heads raised, each holding the end of its leash in its mouth as proof of its high degree of learning. The twelfth dog sits with legs akimbo, grinning, head cocked, a comic portrait of a clownish canine, ready for fun. This obvious free spirit is Trixie. A trainer told us that when Trixie and her classmates were being taught the stay command, Trixie learned it quicker than the rest.