[Ansteorra] Short or tall? was Sleeping sitting up vs lying down

Padraig Ruad O'Maolagain padraig_ruad at irishbard.org
Tue Jul 17 20:57:51 PDT 2007

Of course!  Monastaries and other religious establishments were regularly 
attacked, and not just by Vikings.  They contained many valuables, not to 
mention the monks, priests and nuns who were taken as slaves.


> On Jul 17, 2007, at 4:53 PM, Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace wrote:
>> Salut cozyns,
>> The doorways were made short so that you had to stoop to enter. It's a
>> defensive design element. Invaders would find it hard to rush to
>> the attack while bending over to get through the door.
> This was one of my thoughts on this, and it makes sense for castles.
> But would a cloisters be built with such defensive design elements?
> Stefan
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