What – no horse? Take the coach, my dear fellow!

We often forget how difficult it was to travel any distance overland in Georgian times. If you could not afford a horse there was…Shank’s pony, of course.

Or if you could get a few shillings together, you might take a seat in a coach, or ON one, more often than not. It was quicker, but as this article points out, not that much more comfortable.

Stagecoaches, Mail Coaches and mere Whipsters

By the way, the picture above is purportedly the Edinburgh to London Mail. Obviously painted in the ‘romantic’ style – since when did they have any dry roads in Scotland? 🙂


~ by cavalrytales on May 4, 2012.

One Response to “What – no horse? Take the coach, my dear fellow!”

  1. Loved the blog from Bennetts and the picture on here is really brilliant as well – you are definitely right though, since when were roads like that let alone in Scotland??




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