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  • History Roundup 398 including Robin Hood Origins May 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 398 including Robin Hood Origins

    Today’s links follow. 1) Scott’s Last Photos: Antarctica 2) Humans Kill Neanderthals? Prehistory 3) Potato Birth: Comic 4) Bicycle Face: Bike lane (sorry might have put this already but very good) 5) Royal Babies (Georgian): England 6) Man Posts Himself: England (of course) 7) Wheat Has Been Sorry for Too Long: Seattle (Capital Punishment Case) 8) […]

    Hono Heke, A Maori Chief from Ireland?! May 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Hono Heke, A Maori Chief from Ireland?!

    In the Middle Ages the Irish were for ever finding Gaels in surprising parts of the world. The soldier who pierced Christ’s side on the cross was Irish, Simon Magus was an Irish druid, etc etc.  It is a shock to find, though, that this endearing habit lasted into the nineteenth century. In June and […]

    History Roundup 397 including Professional Ghosts May 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 397 including Professional Ghosts

    Today’s links follow. 1) Georgian May Days: England 2) More Terracotta Warriors: China 3) Professional Ghost: England 4) Irish Potato Famine: Comic 5) Baseball Speed Gun, the First: US 6) Men Shortage Post WW1: France (fascinating) 7) History of the Dust Jacket: the library 8) Reincarnation: Egypt/London! and from the archives 9) Dragons and Hairy […]

    Self Serving Capital Punishment May 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
    Self Serving Capital Punishment

    Where are our modern executioners? Most people would have problems answering this because there are no modern executioners as such, at least in the US. There are guards (who get overtime), there are governors, there are wardens, there are doctors and, outside some death chambers, there are members of the general public and journalists. It might […]

    Beachcombed 59 May 1, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 59

    Dear Reader, Beach is knackered. An appalling month of business, exams and worst of all an audit that has driven Mrs Beachcombing to desperation. There is talk of 40,000 euros to be paid back…. Christ! Yesterday was the last exam, thank the gods, and today a headache and corrections, but almost there. Beach has been a […]

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