Marocco was the trained performing horse of Mr. William Bankes who lived
in the late 16th - 17th century in England. He was a very famous and
beloved performer. Whilst travelling in France, however, the two were
accused of witchcraft! Bankes was clever and taught Marocco to bow down
when the cross was produced, and that is how Bankes and Marocco escaped
and saved their necks!
Here is my embroidered tribute to William Bankes and Marocco.