The importance of river crossings in the olden days


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Fords, bridges, and ferries were major navigation marks in the minds of medieval folk. I talk about this, when I’m not digressing about Henry VIII.
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New London Bridge
By Hammersfan – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Twizel Bridge
By Kirsty Smith, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Miravet ferry
Jordiferrer, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Hampton ferry
Simon Robinson, 2004, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Clapper bridge
By Stefan Kühn – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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