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Re: MR: RoUS

Poster: Tanner Lovelace <lovelace@acm.org>

On Fri, 9 May 1997, Ed Hopkins wrote:

> Poster: "Ed Hopkins" <Ed.Hopkins@MCI.Com>
> One of my favorite movies is "The Princess Bride", and even though
> I knew it wasn't historically accurate, I thought it was a good
> source for medieval flavor.  But it slowly dawned on me that
> maybe some of the things in the movie didn't exist in the Period
> even as concepts in fairy tales.  Are my suspicions correct?
> Were any of the following items made up out of whole cloth for
> the movie?
> Giants
Check the old testament of the Bible under Goliath.
> Spaniards
Huh?!?  I can assure you that there were spaniards in period
and before (I used to live near some of the ruins left over...)

> Sicilians
Probably the same as spanairds...
> Swordfighting
Well, they had swords, so they probably had swordfighting...

Maybe I missed something in your question...

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