Medieval transport – the beginners’ guide


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Carts! Waggons! Boats! I drone on about land and water transport (or ‘transportation’ as my American cousins would say) for an hour or so.

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Barrel image
By Gerard Prins – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Barrel sizes
By Grolltech – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Roman wine ship
Stefan Kühn, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Maps of the Titchfield Itineraries, travels of Henry III, travels of the Bursar of Durham, rivers of Yorkshire and the south west from THE TRANSPORT SYSTEM OF MEDIEVAL ENGLAND AND WALES – A GEOGRAPHICAL SYNTHESIS by James Frederick Edwards 1987.

Nemi ship reconstruction
By CM Knight-Smith – Scientific American Volume 95 Number 02 (July 1906), Publication date 1906-07-14, Public Domain,

Nemi ship remains photograph
By and additionally,

Turkish litter
Public Domain,

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