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The Horse in History


This meticulously researched and humour-filled illustrated account of horses from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century is as absorbing and in places surprising as when it first appeared in 1908. How did the ancient Greeks and Persians use horses, what about Alexander the Great, Henry VIII, Wellington, who were the most celebrated horses of history ... and which of them sired the leading race horses of today?


It’s all here, and more, in this affectionate history of that loveable, wise, mythic creature of deepest humanity and wisdom, our four-legged flying-tail faithful equine friend.

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