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  • Daily History Picture: The Last Cornish Speaker September 3, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: The Last Cornish Speaker

    Dolly Pentreath (obit 1777) the last speaker of Cornish, the Celtic language of south-western Britain  

    Killer Sheep September 3, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Killer Sheep

    Sheep are some of the most benign, unthreatening animals that you can hope to meet. Think of a ewe bleating ineffectually over her young as the farmer comes for his prey, or one of the most pathetic images in the whole of creation, a grown sheep running to suckle when it perceives a threat, almost knocking […]

    History Roundup 192 including Under Houses in Turkey and Stonehenge September 2, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 192 including Under Houses in Turkey and Stonehenge

    Today’s post is on cat black magic and today’s links follow. 1) Under Stonehenge: secrets?? 2) UK and Refugees from Belgium: WW2 Swansea 3) Retro Shopping Malls: remember 1990 (how stupid we all looked) 4) Ancient House Under Modern House: Turkey 5) Making Pacts with the Devil: Esoterx on diabolical grammar 6) J.B.Rhine: The Big Study […]

    Daily History Picture: Surrender at Dunkirk September 2, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Surrender at Dunkirk

    British and French troops led away at Dunkirk, 1940

    Highland Cat Killing and Cat Demons September 2, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Highland Cat Killing and Cat Demons

    There is a long tradition of cats being either pampered by humans or being killed in various ghastly ways. As noted before on this blog – the cat throwing of the Lowlands, for example – cat cruelty was, in the early modern period, institutionalized. Here is one horrific example from the Hebrides. Cat lovers might want […]

    Beachcombed 51 September 1, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 51

    Dear Reader, A wonderful month, 6 articles written and now getting ready to a return to teaching. Special thanks not only to the emailers below for the individual posts but also to Wade, Invisible, Chris S, Ricardo, Andy, Borky and Amanda who have sent me outstandings links, something that I can never equal. strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT […]

    Daily History Picture: American Indian Looks Down on Doom September 1, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: American Indian Looks Down on Doom

    American Indian looks over at the Transcontinental Railway 1868

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