A beautifully illustrated history of our relationship with equine companions, The Horse Book: Horses of Historical Distinction follows the impact of horses on the lives of humans. Hardworking, swift, loyal and capable of great heroism, horses have been our constant companions for thousands of years. Using stunning illustrations, this book pairs famous historical figures with their faithful rides including Alexander the Great's beloved steed at whose death he dedicated the city of Alexandria Bucephala, and the cruel Roman emperor Caligula who made his horse a consul.
From the brave horses of the First World War, and horses of famous figures from El Cid to Napoleon, this artfully illustrated book is the perfect gift for the horse lover—a guide to the role of horses in history and the people who rode them.
About the Author
Kathleen Walker-Meikle is the author of Medieval Cats and Medieval Dogs for the British Library, as well as, The Dog Book: Dogs of Historical Distinction and The Cat Book: Cats of Historical Distinction. She is a research fellow at the University of York in England with a special interest in pets.
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