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  • Daily History Picture: Antiquarians in Action January 18, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures

    Late 18C antiquarians out and about…

    History Roundup 754: All Prehistory January 17, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 754: All Prehistory

    Today’s links follow 1) Prize Tomb: Greece 2) Not a Goddess: Turkey 3) Impossibly Early Construction: France 4) Impossibly Early Spears: Ethiopia 5) Impossibly Early Silk: China and from the archives 6) Prince Jean Comes Home Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: e invece non finisce mai

    Daily History Picture: Complaints January 17, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Complaints

    The London underground before the complaints box came online.

    Daily History Picture: Last Supper January 17, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Last Supper

    Sorry

    Japanese Dragon Hunt January 17, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Japanese Dragon Hunt

    Beach has a busy day, so he offers this story up almost without comment. It would be fun to expand it though. Can anyone help with original sources, or at least ones nearer the fount: drbeachcombing At yahoo DOT com Thousands of peasants in the province Sessbu [in Japan] are engaged in a dragon hunt. […]

    History Roundup 753: Deviance Fun and Crime Horror January 16, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 753: Deviance Fun and Crime Horror

    Today’s links follow 1) Murder in the Colonies: Kenya 2) Don’t Stowaway: Canada 3) Wig Snatching: London 4) The Green Man: Brighton (a new hero) 5) Salt Murder: Britain and from the archives 6) jokes in wartime Brussels Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Making 2000 Yr Old Bread

    Daily History Picture: Town Mouse, Country Mouse January 16, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Town Mouse, Country Mouse

    Urban type visits the countryside. Love the children inspecting his socks…

    Decades and Apostrophes: 1880s or 1880’s? January 16, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite, Contemporary
    Decades and Apostrophes: 1880s or 1880's?

    Readers of this blog will now have to excuse Beach for possibly the single most boring post in strangehistory history, but the following has been rankling inside for some time. 1880s or 1880’s? This might seem unimportant, but if you spend several hours a day reading books about the past it starts to matter. How should […]

    New History Books: Forrest and the Battle of Fort Pillow January 15, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Forrest and the Battle of Fort Pillow

    Seabrook, Nathan Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Fort Pillow Bit late with this one (!), but looking forward to getting a copy…

    Best Irish Fairy Books: The Twentieth Century January 15, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
    Best Irish Fairy Books: The Twentieth Century

    Yesterday we offered the best nineteenth-century writing on Irish fairies. Today the best of the twentieth century: 1911: In this year W. Y. Evans-Wentz changed fairy writing for ever by publishing his brilliantly bizarre The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries. Evans-Wentz offered a collection of fairylore for all the Celtic nations (Cornwall, Man, Scotland, Brittany, […]

    New History Books: Morisi, The Italian Folgore Parachute Division January 14, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Morisi, The Italian Folgore Parachute Division

    Paolo Morisi, The Italian Folgore Parachute Division Morisi on one of Italy’s few achievements of WW2.

    Best Irish Fairy Books: the Nineteenth Century January 14, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Best Irish Fairy Books: the Nineteenth Century

    So you have decided to become an expert on fairies. Your eyes wander over the map of western Europe and after some consideration of the different regional varieties you settle on Ireland: English fairies too pompous; Dutch fey MIA; Icelandic elves aloof; Scandinavian trolls stupid… But where do you begin? There follows a list of […]

    History Roundup 752: Shock Originals January 13, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 752: Shock Originals

    Today’s links follow 1) The Original Shakespeare: England (wisdom: never argue with anyone about Shakespeare’s identity) 2) Original American Ceramics: US 3) The Original London: UK 4) The Original Zero: Cambodia 5) Original Ancient Women: the Med and from the archives 6) In Search of Enys Tregarthen, the Little Cripple Any links to send in: […]

    Daily History Picture: Run, Germans! January 13, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Run, Germans!

    May 1945 (just) ahead of the Red Army…

    Dumb Duels #5: Golf Duel January 13, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Dumb Duels #5: Golf Duel

    A golf duel from the US picked up by a British newspaper in 1927 and so dating to that year? From America comes an account of a strange duel – a combat with golf clubs and balls as ‘the weapons’ wherewith two disputants went out to seek satisfaction. A St. Louis man and a visitor […]

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