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42flanker17 May 2020 10:40 a.m. PST

Greetings. This question takes us away from the field of battle, or the lists but perhaps members of this board can help. I'd be grateful to be directed to a source of information on forms of riding gaiters or leggings- known as housseaux in C15th French-, worn when trsvelling on horseback. Any morsels appreciated.

Many thanks. JF

bsrlee17 May 2020 7:11 p.m. PST

A year or so ago they found a set of thigh length riding boots in the Thames mud, with the skeletal legs of the last owner still in them.

dapeters22 May 2020 3:40 a.m. PST

You see riding boots booth up to the thigh and pulled down off the thigh in a lot of the period art. I am wondering what the benefit was over riding boots? Cheaper?

42flanker01 Jun 2020 9:40 a.m. PST

Cheaper perhaps. Lighter than riding boots. Cooler. Essentially the same principle as riding gaiters, chaps or 'half chaps'today.

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