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

Jay Yeates jyeates at realtime.net
Wed Jul 18 05:14:23 PDT 2007

Consider the original site that spawned the thread .. it was a "at need"
underground military installation.  Since military service at this point was
not full-time professional, it likely would not have held a full-time
garrison.  Being underground space was at premium, so all things considered
shorter beds make perfect sense.  In a combat situation, you rarely kit-off
and take your sleep as you can, where you can.  So such a "racking
situation" likely has nothing to do with height.

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Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Short or tall? was Sleeping sitting up vs lying

Could also be what they were use to building, or what lumber/materials
they had to hand.

On 7/17/07, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> 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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