Anglo Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman ConquestAnglo Saxon Grounds Time Norman Conquest 81779015862.jpg Anglo-Saxons experienced great changes to their daily lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. The expertise of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in design and farming at the time of the conquest. But home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the entire population. Because of this, castles were cruder constructions than monasteries: Monasteries were usually significant stone buildings located in the biggest and most fecund valleys, while castles were built on windy crests where their citizens dedicated time and space to tasks for offense and defense. Gardening, a peaceful occupation, was unfeasible in these fruitless fortifications. The finest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. It is said that the keep was developed during William the Conqueror's time. A big terrace recommended for exercising and as a means to stop enemies from mining under the walls runs around the building. A picturesque bowling green, enveloped in grass and enclosed by battlements cut out of an ancient yew hedge, forms one of the terraces.

Agrippa’s Magnificent Water-lifting Machine

Agrippa’s Magnificent Water-lifting MachineAgrippa’s Magnificent Water-lifting Machine 64984951808.jpg Although the mechanism developed by Agrippa for lifting water attained the respect of Andrea Bacci in 1588, it appeared to disappear not long after. Just years later, in 1592, the earliest contemporary Roman aqueduct, the Acqua Felice, was attached to the Medici’s villa, probably making the unit outmoded. Its use could very well have been short but Camillo Agrippa’s creation had a large place in history as the most spectacular water-lifting device of its kind in Italy prior to the modern era. Renaissance gardens of the later part of the sixteenth century happened to be home to works such as melodious water fountains, scenographic water demonstrations and water caprices (giochi d’acqua), but these were not filled with water in ways that went against gravitation itself.
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