Jun 29, 1996 11:50 PM
by alexis dolgorukii
At 07:23 PM 6/29/96 -0400, you wrote:
>I didn't say that they worked, I only said that was why they got put in. The
>reason they caught on so big in England was because the country houses were
>very hard to defend and somebody thought that a maze, propley designe, would
>stop horses. You accurately point out the weakness of the theory, but it
>seemed to work in practice, particularly during the 18th century when the
>country houses were constant prey to the Dick Turpins of the era.
>I thought Dick Turpin constrained his activities to holding up coaches on
the highways. I've never heard of people like Turpin attacking some major
country estate of an Earl or such.
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