Why is it that a passing thought of adding detail to a minor description leads to one spending hours scouring the internet and book shelves trying to find the information?
All I wanted to know is how a medieval bishop would have dressed to travel. Not in a war zone, just on the road from London to Canterbury in 1375. I’m pretty sure he would have ridden a mule – I think most men of the Church did this – but as to his clothes…??? Surely he wouldn’t be garbed in his full regalia…but he’d still have to be identifiable as a bishop. I realilse he’d have quite a retinue with him, with monks and all. So, help please? Can anyone put me out of my misery?
The illustration above is from this website.