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The Kings and Their Hawks: Falconry in Medieval England

Robin S. Oggins


In medieval Europe, falconry was perhaps the most popular form of hunting among the aristocracy. Owning a falcon, and the necessary falconer to go with it, was a status symbol throughout the middle ages. This book is a broad history of English royal falconry in medieval times, drawing on forty years of research to provide a full description of the actual practice and conditions of the sport, and of the role of falconers in the English royal household. It begins with a description of birds of prey, their training, and the sport of falconry. The book provides a short history of early falconry in ... More

Keywords: medieval Europe, falconry, aristocracy, royalty, Western Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780300100587
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300100587.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin S. Oggins, author