[Ansteorra] Short or tall? was Sleeping sitting up vs lying down
dragonetti at generich.com
Tue Jul 17 23:00:31 PDT 2007
When I visited Israel in my youth, at the Church of the Nativity in
Bethlehem, I was told the small doorway there was to prevent large animals
from entering the structure.
HE Armand Dragonetti
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> Stefan li Rous
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> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Short or tall? was Sleeping sitting
> up vs lying down
> 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?
> THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
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