This engraving represents a Saxon nobleman and his falconer, with their hawks, upon the bank of a river, waiting for the rising of the game. The delineation is from a Saxon manuscript written at the close of the ninth century, or at the commencement of the tenth; in the Cotton Library.
- The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England from the Earliest Period to the Present Time
By Joseph Strutt
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- Sunday 30 August 2020