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Tunnel and room found at Lincoln Castle

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Tunnel and room found at Lincoln Castle

Post by EC2 » Fri November 26th, 2010, 12:27 am

I thought this was pretty interesting.
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/env ... ticle.html
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Post by annis » Fri November 26th, 2010, 4:40 am

Intriguing! A bolt-hole in case of trouble? Usually tunnels for that purpose led to an outside entrance. Given the current craze for Templars, maybe someone will suggest that it was associated with their imprisonment and interrogation at Lincoln Castle :)

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Post by EC2 » Fri November 26th, 2010, 10:01 am

I was delighted when they found it. Six months ago my psychic friend Alison King, whom I consult for research purposes among my many other strands of research, mentioned tunnels in the vicinity of Lincoln Castle to me. I eyed her askance and said 'But there are no tunnels at Lincoln Castle as far as I know... not saying you're wrong but...' She said she could only report what she saw.
Not that I use the tunnel in the novel, It just turned up as part of the scenery so to speak while I was researching something else.

Whatever. It's very fascinating. Who knows what else in all sorts of places is waiting to be discovered. And yes re the Templars. I am sure Lincoln castle's tunnel - or more than one, will come in useful for writers.
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Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Elizabeth » Fri November 26th, 2010, 3:14 pm

I have always been so intrigued by your use of the Akashic Record in your research. What else lies hidden under other castles? It gives me chills.

Thank you for this fascinating link!
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Post by LoveHistory » Fri November 26th, 2010, 3:33 pm

I love tunnels and secret rooms. Ok, so maybe it wasn't secret at the time, but still.

Useful for writers. Hmm... I could incorporate all kinds of interesting architectural bits in the stronghold of the main family in my historical/fantasy-without-magic series.

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Post by Libby » Fri November 26th, 2010, 9:07 pm

People have asked me if the secret tunnel in my book is a real one and all I can tell them is that there is old story that says it was there. It seems more likely that the story is correct now because an escape tunnel may have been an integral part of many early castles.

I'm going to Lincoln in the spring so I hope I'll be able to see this one. I think it's wonderful that Alison 'found' it first though. I was a bit sceptical about the Akashic record at first but I've become more of a convert lately.
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