For them stage-coaches will have become romances--a team of four bays as fabulous as Bucephalus or Black Bess
Liz Bartlett, one of the country's leading Regency experts from Jane Austen Dancers of Bath, will be instructing popular dances of the day including the Jalousie, My Lord Byron's Maggot, The New Rigged Ship, Tythe Pig and Black Bess
Fictional nags include Champion the Wonder Horse, Black Beauty, Black Bess
, Trigger and dear old Bullseye in the Toy Story movies.
And I followed that up with a Black Bess
, from York Brewery, a rich and smoky stout perfectly suited to a hobbit wanderer on a winter's day.
And not too far away, just outside the city walls is his grave, so large that it was rumoured his horse Black Bess
was in there too.
In a bid to evade punishment for one particular bit of extreme naughtiness, Turpin purloined a horse called Black Bess
and fled from London to York, where he changed his name to John Palmer.
Forget Dick Turpin and his nag Black Bess
- these days highway robbery has taken on new meaning.
It always thrilled me to go through that narrowing in the road, not because it was our turn at last, but because I believed, as soon as I was old enough to remember the inn's name, that the famous highwayman Dick Turpin had jumped from its upper window straight onto the back of his equally famous mare, Black Bess
, to escape the arresting officers, and then rode straight to York without stopping.
A son of a Pardubicka winner - out of Dick Turpin's mare Black Bess
- gets a plater's mark after running down the field in three five-furlong Epsom maidens.
There should be a lesson to two-legged animals in a four-legged one which was whipped fifty-six times--by as humble opponents as Clapping Jane, Black Bess
, Victorious Ann, Borsa, Paraguay Tea, Microbe, Sandy Mack and other unremembered Bangtails--and still went on to beat the best there were and to win more money than any horse ever did before.
A Moonlight B Black Bess
C Lightning D Black Beauty QUESTION 10 - for 10 points: In which Italian city is La Scala opera house?
The top title went to a gimmer called Black Lea Black Bess
, who also won the Zwartble championship at Ayr last month, and the reserve was awarded to tup lamb Black Lea Stroller.