Questiong on riding horseback vs. carriages
Posted by Lynn on January 16, 1998 at 21:38:29:
When rewatching P&P recently, I got to wondering. When Darcy arrives at Pemberley, he is riding horseback, and he is alone. When he leaves Pemberley, he is alone, but in the carriage and has 3 footmen with him. My question is this: would the men traveling alone on horseback really have had a servant traveling with them or would they really have been completely alone? Why would he have taken the carriage to London when he was probably in a hurry and it would have been quicker to ride horseback to London? How did they make these decisions, about when to ride horseback and when to take the carriage?
It's just intellectual curiosity, nothing urgent, but I'd appreciate knowing if anyone has an idea.
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