A journey through the history of the horse-drawn carriage
A coach ride through history by horse
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The era of the horse-drawn carriage witnessed the evolution of simple wooden carts pulled by oxen to the state coach in all its gilded glory. Along the way, the first horse-drawn cabs appeared in Europe, while the stagecoach helped open up the American West. More recently, throughout her reign the late British monarch Queen Elizabeth II delighted thousands by choosing to ride in some of the most sumptuous and decorative coaches ever created. So, interested to learn more?
Click on and take a journey through the history of the horse-drawn carriage.
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