The horse wasn’t the only animal in the knight’s life. Jason is joined by falconer Ruth Ligget to explore the history and social aspects of hunting with birds, and to compare the methods of training a falcon vs. training a horse.
Modern History is a series that aims to investigate the reality of the past. We’re familiar with re-enactments of history in film and television but often those recreations are dramatized and designed for entertainment and spectacle. Jason aims to investigate how accurate those portrayals may be, by trying them out for himself and looking at them from a modern perspective. Perhaps by drawing parallels between the past and our modern lives, we can better understand what life might have been like for our ancestors.