To get an idea of what it must have been like to travel by coach, here are two short films.

The first is the BBC’s interpretation as young Jane Austen runs away from home with a young man in “Becoming Jane”.

The second is Channel 4’s “Gentleman Jack” arriving on a coach that she is driving (the coachman having been injured en route).

Jane Austen and (young man) arrive at an inn.

Gentleman Jack arrives at Halifax.

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