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Demon Drawer Started conversation Jul 26, 2004
...anglocentric with the hootoo links here guys.
Bluebottle Posted Aug 30, 2004
I don't know - some people! I included links to places that WEREN'RT ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT and get accused of being Anglo-Centric(!) What are you complaining about - I've included links to Edinburgh and Rochester castles, and they're both equally on the mainland
I've not been on H2G2 for a while, but at the time of writing, almost all the articles on Castles were in England. I wouldn't mind a chance to re-edit it a bit, not only to include links to my articles on Yorkshire's castles (they speak a whole different language in Yorkshire, so that can't be considered Anglo-Centric. I don't think they're even from the same planet there) and Bolsover Castle, but also to include "Bastle - another name for a Pele/Peel Tower, used especially in County Durham".
Demon Drawer Posted Aug 31, 2004
But there are Scottish and Irish Castles out there.
Bluebottle Posted Sep 11, 2004
True, and I linked to the article about Edinburgh Castle, and included terms, such as Barmkin, which are unique to Ireland and Scotland. Unfortunately, when I submitted this, there weren't many articles about non-English castles, and I can really only write about the castles I've visited, which are the ones nearest where I'm living as I can't drive myself and am dependent on teh good nature of my non-castle loving fiance to take me to visit them, and she tends not to want to travel too far...
flyingtwinkle Posted Sep 16, 2004
after reading the glossary now i understand why castling is important in chess it fortifies the area surrounding the place
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