Medieval History Term of the Week

The terms this week are all related to types of horses used in the medieval period.

Charger, warhorse.
(Prestwich, Michael. Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience, 347)

Palefridus or Palfrey:
The finest sort of riding horse, as opposed to a warhorse. The word is derived from paraveredus, but like caballus it has gone up in the world.
(Davis, R.H.C. The Medieval Warhorse: Origin, Development and Redevelopment, 137)

Catzurius or Cursarius or Courser:

A cursarius or courser: a swift riding horse; occurs in England mainly from the fourteenth century onwards. Possibly a variant of catzurius. Catzurius: A hunter, or horse for the chase; used in England from the end of the twelfth century.
(Davis, R.H.C. The Medieval Warhorse: Origin, Development and Redevelopment, 135)

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