Medieval Monday: Travel Distance in a Day

Allison D. Reid

medieval-horseBack in January, I put together a post on horses and their role in medieval society, and another on travel. Today’s post is a bit unusual, but it relates to both of those. It will be particularly interesting to those of you who are also writers, and are constantly trying to figure out distances. How far can my character travel in a day by horseback, or on foot. How about an army? How does terrain and weather affect travel distances? I was thinking along these lines over the weekend while working on my next book. I did a little poking around online, and found this awesome thread in a forum from five years ago. The best credit I can give to the writers/researchers is to include the forum page and their forum usernames. But whoever they are, I thank them for putting this together, as I am guessing it…

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4 thoughts on “Medieval Monday: Travel Distance in a Day

  1. I never valued my luxury ladened car more than when reading these figures. Walking 20 miles a day. Right , I am lucky to walk to the fridge and that is only because my toy delivery truck refuses to get the soda out of the fridge for me. 🙂 Hugs

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