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Re: Hold the Fort! --Andelys

Here are a couple words for the Glossary:

Relict--A widow.  Several other definitions also
Reeve- 1.  In English history the chief officer, under the king, of a town
or district. The overseer of a manor; steward.  2. the elected head of a
village or town council in certain Canadian provinces.
Hummm.  Well it did seem at first just a question about the local sights but
when it began to lead to Henry II and Eleanor and their brood then we are
getting into Rollo's descendants who built the edifice and lived there
awhile.  Crafty Eleanor not knowing whether John would loose it all, made
sure that the Norman blood would flow in the French veins.  Perhaps it did
before, just not picking it up on the charts.
After Eleanor made the trip to Castile to bring back her grand daughter, she
still made mad dashes here and there trying to patch up things.  She was
even captured by her old enemies in southern France.  John did get her out
of this one but if would have been too late it she hadn't stalled her
asassins long enough.  She lived until age 82.  b. 1122 d. 1204.  I find
this book one of my most informative.--Eleanor of Aquitaine and the 4 kings.
L aurel

-----Original Message-----
From: John S. Quarterman <jsq@mids.org>
To: sinclair@jump.net <sinclair@jump.net>
Date: Friday, June 11, 1999 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: Hold the Fort! --Andelys

>This discussion of les Andelys has been fascinating.
>For example, I wasn't aware that Eleanor of Acquitaine was even
>still alive when Richard was returning from Outremer, much less
>that she intervened personally to get him released from Germany.
>We do seem to be wandering a bit far from Sinclair discussions,
>so I've added here a seque back to a Sinclair castle.
>>You are correct <a href="#prevAndelys">my hurried translation</a>
>>was in error. "Au somme d'une
>>falasise abrupte se dressent les ruines de Chateau-Galliard, forteresse
>>edifiee par Richard Coeur de Lion au retour de croisade (1196-1197)."
>>Guide de La Route Selection de Reader's Digest S.A Paris 1997
>At the summit of a sheer cliff rise the ruins of Castle Petulant,
>fortress built by Richard Lionheart on return from crusade (1196-1197).
>See also
> http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/2025/age.htm
>Laurel's and Sinclair's text and the above translation is now in
> http://www.mids.org/sinclair/normandy.html
>Meanwhile, in the Girnigoe page,
> http://internal.mids.org/sinclair/girnigoe.html
>you'll find a link to some pictures by Becir
> http://home.worldnet.fr/~becir/Html/Ecosse/Sinc_1.htm
>which has accompanying text which says:
>Le Sinclair Castle se situe au Nord de l'Ecosse, pres de Wick. C'est une
>ruine tres romantique. Il reste peu a visiter mais l'endroit est tres beau:
>le chateau est construit dans le prolongement de la falaise et descend
>droit dans la mer. On voit d'ailleurs ici parfaitement les differentes
>strates et la facon dont les pierres s'ajustent a la roche.
>Sinclair Castle is located in the North of Scotland, near Wick.
>It is a very romantic ruin.  It is seldom visited, yet the area
>is very beautiful:  the castle is constructed on a prolongation
>of the cliff and descends straight to the sea.  One can also see
>clearly there the different strata and the fashion with which the
>stones [presumably the building stones of the castle] were fitted
>to the rock.
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