Restauratio equorum


Restauratio equorum
Lit. 'restoration of horses'. A 13-14c benefit scheme under which a man-at-arms' horse would be valued, so that compensation could be made if the animal died or was lost on active service. In 1360, at Rheims, the owner of a horse received £6 13s in recompense, a substantial sum of money. This system, however, was confined to the period of the three Edwards; by about 1370 the practice had been largely replaced by greater division of the spoils of war for the man-at-arms. -

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