Simon Latham, Latham's falconry, 1615 - instructions for the mews, Book 2, p.11.

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Date:1615

Description:The care of hawks: a familiar occupation for Shakespeare.

Falconry was not only a sport of the nobility. In Shakespeare's play The Merry Wives of Windsor Master Page invites his friends to early morning 'birding’ in Windsor park. ‘after [breakfast] we’ll a-birding together; I have a fine hawk for the bush.’ (3,3, lines 221-222). Latham’s handbook was an important guide for learning the skills of the sport.


Full title: Simon Latham, Latham's falconry, or the faulcons lure, and cure: in two bookes. The first, concerning the ordering and training up of all hawkes in generall; especially the haggard faulcon gentle. The second, teaching approved medicines for the cure of all diseases in them. Gathered and published by Symon Latham. London, J [ohn] B [eale] for Roger Jackson, 1615 [-1618]


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