This week I will give the Ladies fair treatment and we will see some Lady Hawking.
Long ago in a distant land where the upper class were seen very often with hawks on their hands and often even in church are the Ladies.
14th Cent. Lady hunting with hawk
These birds were tethered to the hands of their Mistresses by a silk or leather cord. A favorite recreation of the Ladies was hawking and being seen with their hawks whether walking or riding. Sometimes they hunted in parties of mixed company but it was not uncommon for them to hunt with their hawks alone.
Hawking season started in August with September and October being the best months to hunt. If a hawk has caused a bird to take to a bush or tree and it refuses to rouse from its perch a Lady may use her bow to take the prey.
Albrecht Durer.lady holding a hawk
This week enjoy Lady Hawking.