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by RobertJohn
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: We are on the new e-mail server
Replies: 13
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Re: We are on the new e-mail server

I'm delighted to say that I've received the emails daily since Sunday.
by RobertJohn
Sat May 28, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hustings
Replies: 4
Views: 3246

Re: Hustings

The parliament of the Isle of Man is called Tynwald – the first syllable is linked to the Viking word “thing”. The IoM was ruled by Norwegian Vikings in the 9th century. There's another example of a Viking “thing”, close to my home in the east of England. There was a small hill called Thingoe Hill n...
by RobertJohn
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sally
Replies: 4
Views: 3780

Re: Sally

Doors called sally ports were sometimes built into the outer defensive walls of medieval castles and towns here in Britain. These were much smaller than the main gates (which had to be large enough for vehicles) - being small made them more secure if the castle / town was attacked. During a siege, s...

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