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It was certainly held by him at the time of the Domesday survey. As William I's half-brother, Robert did well for himself out of the Norman Conquest, but his son made the mistake of supporting Robert of Normandy against Henry I. As a result, the Crown confiscated the castle. During the twelfth century it was leased to certain individuals, including Thomas Becket. The....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:54:20, 1 Day Ago
The castle is an appealing blend of Norman fortress and later medieval mansion, still remarkably unspoilt despite its continuous occupation by an aristocratic family, who might have been expected to rebuild or drastically modernize it in more recent centuries. The motte and bailey layout may go back to William Fitz Osbern, but the oldest masonry here is the unusual....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:53:24, 1 Day Ago
Prompted by the King's growing growing mistrust, he built several strong castles to protect his territories. It is possible that Beeston was intended as an impressive new seat of administration away from the mercantile bustle of Chester. As an experienced soldier and crusader Ranulf clearly appreciated castles built in the new idiom - with round flanking towers and....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:52:32, 1 Day Ago
if we leave out the late medieval brick ruin of Someries. Nevertheless, the county does maintain some excellent motte and bailey castles, such as Cainhoe and Yelden. Bedford was one of the burghs carrying weapons against the Danes by King Edward the Elder, Alfred the Great's son. It is probable that this county town was saddled with a castle in next to no time....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:51:44, 1 Day Ago
First there are the earthworks of a Norman motte And bailey, now hidden in a clump of trees. Then comes the massive stone ruin of Barnwell Vastle, built by Berengar le Moine about 1265-66. It seems that Berengar took advantage of Henry III's preoccupation with his barons to build a strong adulterine castle. Berengar later sold his new castle to Ramsey Abbey. It is....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:50:48, 1 Day Ago
Between them they erected a powerful stone castle in the second half of the twelfth century, strongly situated on a rock above the River Tees. Today the castle is an extensive but very ruinous pile. It possesses an exceptional four baileys, all walled in stone during the period of the two Bernards. From the town of Norman arch - once part of a gatehouse - leads into....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:50:00, 1 Day Ago
In 1464, Ashby was one of the estates granted to William, Lord Hastings, as a reward for his services to Edward IV. Hastings held the office of Lord Chamberlain and, in 1474, he obtained a license to crenellate his houses at Ashby and Kirby Muxloe. During the Civil War, Henry Hastings strengthened the castle with earthen redoubts and turned it into the chief center....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:49:13, 1 Day Ago
They had always been a popular breed of cats, some even residing in royal palaces. Siamese cats, in the past, were trusted to protect royal palaces and monasteries from evil spirits. These cats were also thought of as bringing good fortune to their owners as well. During the year of 1884, the very first Siamese cats began to make their way to England, when they were....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:48:25, 1 Day Ago
In the beginning, they were used for one purpose - hunting and killing rodents. As the years progressed, we began to breed cats more to our liking. Now days, there are several different breeds of cats - which you can tell if you look closely. These days there are over 70 distinct cat breeds, which are recognized through cat registries. There are several registries....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:47:19, 1 Day Ago
This beautiful, moated castle seems perfect, but the perfection has been contrived in modern times. Henry II destroyed a Norman castle after the revolt of 1173-74. The low mound immediately southwest of the present castle represents the motte and some herringbone masonry is visible in the curtain facing it. Other than that, Sir Stephen de Penchester, Constable of....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:46:30, 1 Day Ago
Some signs are more subtle than others, but they can all point to a case of bullying. If you notice that your child frequently comes home with damaged belongings, torn clothes, or is missing property, this may indicate that they are the victim of bullying. Taking or damaging property is a way that children bully each other as well as physically harming their victim.....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:45:33, 1 Day Ago
If your child has experienced cyber bullying you should take it seriously. Discourage your child from responding to cyber bullying and make sure you save all the messages and pictures that were used to bully your child. You should also try to identify the person or people who are doing the bullying, and if the bullying breaks the law you can have authorities trace it....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:44:01, 1 Day Ago
There are many different reasons why kids bully others, and bullying cases can very in severity. No matter how severe bullying is, it is never acceptable and should be handled quickly. If you think your child is at a risk for being bullied, there are things you can do to prevent bullying. It is easier to prevent bullying than to stop it once it has started so keep the....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:43:06, 1 Day Ago
It can be hard to deal with an adult bully because workplace bullying is not widely known or understood. Often times the bully is a person of authority, making it even harder to deal with an adult bully. There are not set rules for dealing with an adult bullies there are harassment laws, so stopping an adult bully can be especially challenging. If you or someone you....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:42:07, 1 Day Ago
Bullying affects close to half of students in high school and middle school. Estimates by the National Youth Violence Prevention in 2006 say that 30% of students either are bullied on a regular basis or are bullies themselves. About 11% of children are bullying victims while a slightly higher percentage, 13%, are doing the bullying. 6% of children say that they have....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:41:10, 1 Day Ago
Many people think bullying in the workplace is the same as harassment, and while they are similar, there are differences between bullying and harassment. There is a fine line in many cases, but one of the major differences between bullying and harassment in the workplace is that harassment is easy to stop whereas bullying is not. One of the main differences between....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:40:19, 1 Day Ago
Technology makes bullying even easier than it was before with email, chat rooms, and an unlimited audience online. There was a time when all bullying happened face to face but now with the internet, children can bully each other through popular communication methods even anonymously. Traditional bullies always had to let their victims see them and could only gain the....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:39:22, 1 Day Ago
Thinking this way can have serious consequences for both victims and bullies. Bullying should not be tolerated and letting a bully continue picking on others just reinforces their behavior and sets them up to continue making poor choices for the rest of their lives. Bullying victims can also suffer from low self esteem, depression, and a poor self image. Another....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:38:32, 1 Day Ago
While many people think that bullying only occurs amongst children, it can also happen in the workplace among adults. No matter what the age of a bully, they are opportunistic and tend to prey on people they perceive as a threat or that they dislike because of differences. Adult bullies almost always bully others continuously and when one target leaves, quickly pick....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:37:36, 1 Day Ago
bullying can have serious consequences. Children bully for many reasons and sometimes it resolves itself and other times permanent damage can be done to bullying victims. Because of the possibility of physical and emotional injury, all cases of bullying must be taken seriously. Teachers are often the first adults to realize that bullying is occurring because they can....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:36:10, 1 Day Ago
The process of mass-producing turkeys for human consumption is as barbaric, if not more so, than the process of mass-producing chickens. Turkeys are kept in cramped, dark spaces to discourage the naturally aggressive behaviors that occur when an animal is kept confined without space to roam and feed freely. They’re overfed to the point where their legs....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:34:52, 1 Day Ago
While the meat industry is, by its very nature cruel and inhumane, the veal industry is the worst. Baby calves are taken from their mothers, often at just one day old. They’re kept in pens that prevent movement, to keep their muscles soft. To produce the pale, soft veal that is so highly prized by gourmets, the calves are fed a liquid that’s deficient in....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:33:47, 1 Day Ago
We all have images of farmers pumping milk by hand, and it seems a natural part of life and a benign use of the cow. But we don’t really think much about it at all, do we? Do you know how a cow raised for producing milk lives its life? Like most animals used for mass consumption, a milk cow lives in cramped and often filthy conditions. It is fed hormones to....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:32:41, 1 Day Ago
Egg-laying chickens can be raised in cages with 6 chickens to a cage, each chicken getting only 67 square inches of space for its lifetime. Unless they’re certified and labeled as being free-range or organic or natural, they might have been fed growth hormones to get them to slaughter faster, and antibiotics to combat the diseases which come from being raised in....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:31:26, 1 Day Ago
They need to reduce their weight, bring down their blood pressure and cholesterol, manage their blood sugars. A vegetarian diet helps them do this. For others, it’s also moral and ethical decision not to eat animal products. Through the centuries, we’ve become accustomed to thinking of man as superior to all other animals on the planet. We use animals for....
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:30:20, 1 Day Ago
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