P.S. We have a canal right through the centre of our tiny market town in Lincolnshire. Many of the buildings along this canal still show EVIDENCE of where the winches were bolted onto the brick walls to lift and land the load. FACT!
I’ve been back researching the 16th and 17th centuries via the Tower of London and came across a timeline/construction anomaly.
In the image above, from the 17th century, we can clearly see similarities with the now famous and much discussed “star fort” formation. Lots of walls and angles and water. But it did not look like this in the further back past and doesn’t look the same today.
I’ve never done the Tower though I’ve been across the river to see HMS Belfast, the docked ship that my Dad once served on, with my Mum and seen the incredible size of the place.
So…were the canals dug first and then filled in? Was the original William the Bastard Conqueror Tower built on a natural island like the one Notre Dame de Paris stands on?
I’m slightly confused and watching Dr Kat always helps to confuse me even more.
Tempus Fugit and I’m too up to my ears in other stuff to look deeper right now :o)
I was deep into researching a fairy tale about the King/Bishop/Peasant and ended up here.
Strange but beautiful. I no longer kwuestion this stuff. (My kew key is still not working!)
We lived in Arbroath. I was there from the age of 6 to 8. Dad was stationed at 45 Commando and we were just an hour or so train ride away from his parents in Kinghorn. And a half hour longer to Edinburgh.
I went to Inverbrothock School and we were taken here one day on a school trip. So I was taught, at a very young age, about the Bruce being excommunicated by some Pope for not kissing English arse.
Or so they say. OK. Even I’m totally confused now and I lived there.
Anyhoo. Whether Robert the Bruce had the sniffs at a fake Pope or not. The abbey is wonderful :o)
If you know the myth about Ariadne and her thread. And you’ve watched Father Ted in the caves and you watched the last video I’ve just posted…at around 2:20 y’all’ll have seen Richard Hammond wearing a red sweater that is unravelling.