Saturday, November 19, 2011 4:50:15 PM
The English are only offended by it happening in the moat, the rest is Jolly-well OK, eh?
It would be tolerable if the moat in question wasn't part of an English Heritage site. Using an English Heritage site for canine jollification shows insufficient respect for the past and that just isn`t on.
Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:20:31 AM
Wow I thought my comments would generate some feed back but please, I am sure you people aren't that stupid ..... I`ve had a few dogs/bitches myself @i-am-evil & Mizzez2Fresh ...Dogs = ugly women bitches = nasty women Just a play on words
Friday, November 18, 2011 6:51:25 PM
Dry moats were an actual defensive measure, they were sometimes filled with stakes or spike to make approaching the castle (or camp or whatever) more difficult but often just a large ditch was enough to play havoc with troop movements and siege engines such as battering rams and siege towers. Filling the moat with water was a later innovation which helped to deter mining.
It wasn't always practical to fill a moat with water, usually moats will filled by diverting a nearby river but if your castle is on a hilltop that won;t really help.