Baggage train

A number of wagons travelling together, e.g. the baggage trains of the king with all the household goods and administrative paperwork required during his "itinerary. If oxen were used to pull wagons, some 10 miles a day might be covered; a similar train drawn by horses would be expected to cover 25 miles a day.

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