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posted 03-20-2004 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for castle_warrior     Edit/Delete Message
Discuss living in a castle. Would you like to have lived in a castle?

posted 03-21-2004 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Levan   Click Here to Email Levan     Edit/Delete Message
I used to live in a castle until quite recently - absolutely loved it. It's not at all how you'd expect... underfloor heating and such like makes it as comfortable as any other house would be.

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posted 03-22-2004 04:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
castle_warrior: Do you mean if we'd liked to have lived in a castle in medieval times?

Then I'm not so sure if my answer is yes. There are some castles I definitely would not like to call my home. Such as some lousy cave-castles high up in some wet an dark place in the mountains, with not much light, warmth and space. But there are others...

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posted 03-25-2004 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deborahknowles   Click Here to Email deborahknowles     Edit/Delete Message
I would have loved it despite the lice and fleas, disease, early death etc. It would have been the safest place in the event of an attack.


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posted 03-25-2004 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for duncan   Click Here to Email duncan     Edit/Delete Message
"lice and fleas, disease, early death"

I'd find a better house keeper and fire the one that let the place become that way.
Filth is up to the individual not the fault of the house/shelter that they live in.
Your find the same conditions exist today in modern housing whether its in a slum or a mansion.
I've personally seen both.

Megan and Ralph at
Castle Duncan,
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posted 03-26-2004 03:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grendel   Click Here to Email Grendel     Edit/Delete Message
I'd live in a castle most definitely. That is, if it was completely surrounded by gardens of flowers of sweet nectar. Not only to symbol my status in wealth and power, but to mask the stench of the unbathed people, heaps of waste and stray livestock lingering just below my bedchamber's window.

Castle life = wtfpwn yo nose... =]

posted 03-31-2004 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for baseballwarrior8   Click Here to Email baseballwarrior8     Edit/Delete Message
duncan if u knew anything about castles you wouldn't have replyed like that!!! there was lice, disease and early death back then espescially in castles, they were't clean, for christs sake they ate with their fingers, pissed anywhere they wanted, and bathing was "bad for you" I suggest you do research or at least know wtf you're talking about before you post a message!!!


posted 04-01-2004 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message
the last isn't entirely true about bathing in the medieval ages.

In the medieval ages there was a very rich bathing culture, as you can see on many pictures. Especially at the end of the medieval ages. It is only from the 16th century on, the time time that protestantism and contrareformation started that the people began to speak about 'bathing is bad for you'. And this 'bad' wasn't really about the bathing itself but about the fact that the 'bathhouses' had become places of 'free love' (you could compare it with the roman thermaeculture). And this wasn't liked by the new 'moralists' like the in the Netherlands famous Johan Cats (who by the way build a manor near The Hague, very famous about its garden, in which our prime minister lives today), and so they started to say 'bathing is bad for you'.

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posted 04-02-2004 04:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
Your style of discussing is not very appropriate. And to tell Duncan that he doesn't know a thing about castles is ridiculous. Especially, as your knowledge seems to be based on clichées and not much else.

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