Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’
First lesson: You can construct a reasonably accurate picture of the past from seemingly sparse evidence, if your thinking is clear and the evaluation of the evidence is sound.
Second lesson: If the evaluation of the evidence amounts to a workable theory, just stick it up there and let others hurl abuse at it until, either holes get knocked in the theory, or it becomes clear that the theory stands up.
Thatâ€™s all that weâ€™re trying to do here:- un-pick the layers and fill out the picture.
R & D or research and development is apparently 90% development of existing knowledge and 10% fresh thinking; I’d not argue with Devin on 17th Century architecture but I like your thought process!!!