Mediaeval Ships Part IX Reefing Gear Part 3

By H.H. Brindley , published August 1912


A miniature representing the arrival at Dover of King Edward II and his Queen, Isabel of France, in 1307, previously considered at MM 1912 p. 171 from a woodcut reproduction of 1884, can now be considered from a photograph of the original in the Biblioteque Nationale at Paris. The reef points are in four rows, which are evenly arranged in the upper half of the sail, with no suggestion of reef-bands. A revised table at p. 243 summarises the mediaeval and early 16th century representations of reef points.

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Subjects include: Art & Music | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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