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  • History Roundup 341 including the Baron of Arizona March 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 341 including the Baron of Arizona

    Today’s links follow. 1) Medieval Magic: the West 2) UFO and Museum: New England 3) Baron in the Desert: Arizona! 4) Oriental Jones: the East and England 5) Fighting Women: England (brilliant images, don’t miss) 6) Islamic Coins in Shield: Vikings…. 7) Ancient City Design: past is present 8) Talking to the Dead with Radio? […]

    Daily History Picture: Coney Island Drowning March 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Coney Island Drowning

    1940 Coney Island Drowning. What’s most interesting the respiration equipment or the girl’s incredibly inappropriate Bay Watch smile?

    Immortal Meals #21: The Fish That Killed An Emperor March 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
    Immortal Meals #21: The Fish That Killed An Emperor

    ***thanks to Tacitus from Detritus for sending this one in*** Symmachus and the far more famous Boethius were Roman nobles after the end of the Roman empire, an uncomfortable time to be ‘senators’. Boethius fell into disgrace with the emperor Theoderic: he essentially got into trouble for defending, in the law courts, an enemy of Theoderic. […]

    History Roundup 340 including Fighting Women March 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 340 including Fighting Women

    Today’s links follow. 1) Vikings Investors not Plunderers: aaargh!!!! 2) Read New Fairytales: Germany 3) Ghost of Brumby Hall: Lincolnshire 4) Red Baron and UFOs: Germany 5) Beauty, Sex and Power, Review: Georgian England 6) New (and interesting) Graves: Andes 7) Ghost Patents Machine: UK 8) Osteoarchaeology: Durham and from the archives 9) Image: Arresting Trouble […]

    Daily History Picture: Dance Till You Drop March 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Dance Till You Drop

    Last four couples at the chicago dance marathon c. 1930

    The Horror of History Seen from the Bubble March 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
    The Horror of History Seen from the Bubble

    Beach has long consoled himself with the thought that he is in the Bubble: the three generations that have lived since the Second World War in the western nations, surfing the greatest economic wave in history, buoyed along by petroleum, micro-chips, and the internet and paradoxically protected from violence by the threat of thermo-nuclear war. […]

    Beachcombed 57 March 1, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 57

    Dear Reader, spring in the air here now in Italy. Just ordered some giant yellow daisies and rats have appeared in the garden: March the hungriest month… Six more weeks of classes then a summer of writing. Getting an itch under my typing fingers already. Thanks, as always, to the multiple linkers: Amanda, Chris, Chris […]

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