The Date of the Hastings Manuscript Ships

By G.F. Howard, published August 1977

Abstract

Two pictures of ships in a Pilot’s Guide are amongst manuscripts known as ‘A Collection of the Ordinances of Chivalry of the 15th Century’, formerly owned by Lord Hastings but now in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. Early 20th Century scholars dated the manuscripts around 1450 but improved knowledge of medieval ships now suggests the Pilot’s Guide pictures depict vessels of different times. The first shows a sailing ship of around 1450 or probably rather later; the second shows ships typical of the 1520-30 period.

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Filed under: English Channel | High Middle Ages
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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