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  • History Roundup 269 including Dirk as Doorstep November 30, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 269 including Dirk as Doorstep

    Today’s links follow. 1) Infamous Mistress: England 2) French Thanksgiving: Americas 3) Dirk as Doorstep: Norfolk 4) Spy Finally Comes Clean: France 5) The Black Mine Specter: US 6) Napoleon’s Hair for Sale: in a watch 7) Dylan Thomas Cryptic Poems: UK 8) Building a Celtic Iron House: Wales and from the archives 9) Capital […]

    Index Biography #13: prize = book November 30, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Index Biography #13: prize = book

    The Index Biography is a new form of biography pioneered by this blog and introduced in a previous post. The creator must find a biography of a famous individual from history, they must turn to the index and write down eight peripheral facts about the individual’s life. We offered up previously here Sheridan le Fanu and Joseph […]

    Daily History Picture: Churchill Swims November 30, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Churchill Swims

    Churchill, 1920s?

    History Roundup 268 including New Old Holidays November 29, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 268 including New Old Holidays

    Today’s links follow. 1) Iron Age Clothes: Norway 2) DNA Medal for Sale: Christies 3) Lughnasa and Lammas, Forgotten Holidays: Ireland and Britain 4) 5500 Wooden Axe Handle: Denmark 5) First Computer Switched On: Britain 6) Edwardian Witch Trial: Canada 7) 30000 Dollars for Roman Vandalism: Italy 8) Hollywood Legends of Dardanelles: Turkey and from […]

    Why Didn’t Others Try Before Columbus? November 29, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval, Modern
    Why Didn't Others Try Before Columbus?

    Beach has been much struck by two separate accounts that seem to suggest that people from one side of Euro Asia made their way to the other side of that landmass by sea: one of the accounts is Roman and one is early Medieval and Arab. Now there are very simply speaking three possibilities for […]

    History Roundup 267 including Burmese Demons November 28, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 267 including Burmese Demons

    Today’s links follow. 1) American Horses to the Rescue: Europe 2) Inspiration for Lolita: US 3) Rare First Edition Shakespeare: France 4) Demons from Asia: Burma 5) Tomb of Sunken Skulls: Sweden 6) Thanksgiving Fun: US 7) Flower and Civil War: US 8) Brilliant Historical Photograph with little girl: Australia and from the archives 9) […]

    Daily History Picture: Dragon Sleeps with Queen November 28, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Dragon Sleeps with Queen

      But don’t tell the king! 12 cent?? [actually late medieval!!!!] 30 Dec 2014: Typhon to the rescue: Concerning the picture you put up(the Dragon in bed with the queen) I have seen it before and I think it is from Les faize d’Alexandre, a French translation of the Historia Alexandri Magni done by Vasco da […]

    Great War Organ Gun November 28, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Great War Organ Gun

    The organ gun, also known as the ribadulequin, was one of those crude innovations in military technology that shifted humanity towards the ‘elegant’ killing of the machine gun arc. Organs were basically guns with many barrels and one trigger and were as liable to explode in the gunner’s face as to blast away the opposition. Beach recently […]

    When Churchill Came Within Twenty Yards of Hitler November 27, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    When Churchill Came Within Twenty Yards of Hitler

    Historians have made a great deal between that all-too often drunk British genius Churchill and his abstemious German rival, the murderous Hitler. The two gradually came to loathe each other. Hitler loved to blame Churchill for many of the disasters of the war (sometimes correctly); while Churchill went on the record as saying that when […]

    Daily History Picture: Friendly Demons November 27, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Friendly Demons

    Demons from the Livre du Roi. Surely hell can’t be that bad?    

    History Roundup 266 including Roman Swiss Knife November 26, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 266 including Roman Swiss Knife

    Today’s links follow. 1) Secret City: Turkey 2) Remarkable WW1 Memorials: UK 3) 10 Poems for the Fallen: WW1 4) Roman Swiss Knife: Fitzwilliam, Cambridge 5) Gold Mine Discovered: Spain 6) Ghost Photographs: World War (beautiful not paranormal) 7) Forgetting Kiwis: New Zealand and from the archives 8) Original Pacific Map Other links: kiss danger, […]

    Daily History Picture: Dorothy Counts at School November 26, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Dorothy Counts at School

      Dorothy Counts in a ‘white’ high school in North Carolina in 1957. She lasted four days… And today the school library is named after her.

    Goatman: Flesh or Folklore November 26, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite, Contemporary
    Goatman: Flesh or Folklore

    ***warning, Beach worked on a goat farm for six long months…*** Let’s first of all get one thing out of the way. Goatman: Flesh or Folklore was brought out by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. In other words, it is a privately published work. In 1990 this would have been a strong negative signal and old […]

    History Roundup 265 including Kinky Romans November 25, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 265 including Kinky Romans

    Today’s links follow. 1) 5 Historic Places to Make You Happy: UK 2) Kinky Romans: Brothel, bedroom… 3) Top WW2 Spy: New Zealand! 4) Looking For Garcia Lorca: Spain 5) Dismembering History: Shady Internet Deals 6) Spitfire Hero Remembered: Britain 7) Cold War Bunker: Albania! and from the archives 8) Solitaire in Hitler’s Bunker Other […]

    Daily History Picture: Deportation From Greece November 25, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Deportation From Greece

    Murder of innocents as Greece’s millennia old Jewish community are brought to the camps.

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