Somewhere near Kranichfeld
September, 1633
 

At the age of twenty, Dafydd Gough, of Cardiff, Wales, wanted excitement. So he took his farrier journeyman ticket, signed on with a mercenary company, and went to follow the sound of the guns. But instead of shooting, the mercenary company valued his experience. So he ended up shoeing horses, just like back home. The work of a farrier was risky at any time. Working with horses trained . . .

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