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Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo

It was not until last night that the term “horsepower” really meant much to me, other than being the essence of regular BBC Top Gear parlance. I was blown away by the sheer power of the marriage between man and beast, as the Household Cavalry charged past my lens. In fact I wasn’t expecting them to be that close and had it not been for a sturdy fence, one slight step forward and I would have been, well, very dead should I say. I also imagined for a moment how terrifying it would have been for any enemy facing this brute force. Especially if you had been dismounted in battle. Foot soldiers are all very well but put one, no let’s say a hundred on a horse each and you have a proper army. I would beat a hasty retreat if I saw them charging over the horizon. (more…)

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