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  • History Roundup 430 including Death by Hair June 9, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 430 including Death by Hair

    Today’s links follow. 1) Churchill’s Bunker: London 2) Horror & Heroism Letter: Scotland 3) Oldest Writing? Mediterranean 4) Oldest Amerindian Remains: New England 5) Patron Saint of Multitasking: Italy 6) Death by Hair: US 7) Jesus as a Young Boy off Shroud! Italy 8) Corpses on Ice: North America and from the archives 9) Centaurs in […]

    Daily History Picture: Bomber Production June 9, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Bomber Production

      Bombers on the production line, with their yellow shells…

    The Flint Hill Wildman: The Hunt June 9, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Flint Hill Wildman: The Hunt

    Resolution of yesterday’s mystery! When the D., M. & A. Railroad, which will have cars running here next week, began the grading and cutting at what is known as the Cascade, they brought a gang of Italians under the management of an Irish man Pat Durfee by name, who is almost a prodigy of strength. Durfee […]

    History Roundup 429 including Medieval Mob Attack June 8, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 429 including Medieval Mob Attack

    Today’s links follow. 1) Medieval Mob Attack: England 2) A School Lesson From 100 Years Ago: US 3) Gold Trade: Cornwall/Ireland 4) Hermit Artists: Dorset 5) The Lost Man: Australia 6) Medieval Maps: Library 7) Early Modern Women: England 8) Horse/Elephant: India and from the archives 9) The night Hitler lost the war Other links: […]

    The Flint Hill Wildman: The Victims June 8, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Flint Hill Wildman: The Victims

    This is the best wild man story yet, it reads like a very bad film, but, like many bad films, the story is compulsive. It came from the Cincinnati Enquirer. Many most mysterious and startling events have occurred in this county in the last last three years, and, by a most terrible and sensational discovery […]

    Daily History Picture: Hawking June 8, 2015

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

    Looks like she is carrying a chicken nugget…

    History Roundup 428 including Napoleon and his Daemon June 7, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 428 including Napoleon and his Daemon

    Today’s links follow. 1) Napoleon and the Little Red Man: France (sceptical but fascinated) 2) Eva’s Undies Again: Ohio (our take) 3) Coach Rerun: Scotland 4) Churchill Hatchet Job: BBC 5) Staffs Hoard Secrets: Birmingham 6) Earliest Mirror Mould: Japan 7) Looking for Franklin: Canada 8) First Murder (again): Prehistory and from the archives 9) […]

    Mannerheim and the Medium June 7, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Mannerheim and the Medium

    Beach hates fortune tellers and he loathes séances and he really can’t be doing with mediums (if spirits exist just leave them in peace). But he was struck by this account from the great Mannerheim, Finland’s hero Marshal, who saved the country in three wars against Soviet Communism; even though he lost two of them. This particular […]

    History Roundup 427 including Spicy Cannibalism June 6, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 427 including Spicy Cannibalism

    Today’s links follow. 1) Himmler’s Mein Kampf: Germany 2) A Hair in the Heart: Chicago 3) New Cafavy Poem: Library 4) Spicy Cannibalism: Kitchen 5) Galen Hidden in Manuscript: Library 6) Eighteenth Cent Cooking: England 7) Looking for Missing Torah Curtain: Prague 8) Lead Curses: Britannia and from the archives 9) Woman driver in Stalingrad […]

    Pheidippides Remembered in Art June 6, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
    Pheidippides Remembered in Art

    Beach recently enjoyed himself with three posts about the Athenian runner Pheidippides and while he was dipping into half forgotten but much loved sources he became curious about the treatment of the Pheidippides legend in the ‘art’ of the last couple of centuries, art understood in the loosest and most general sense. He, therefore, spent an […]

    History Roundup 426 including Chinese Human Sacrifice June 5, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 426 including Chinese Human Sacrifice

    Today’s links follow. 1) Sky Monkey: California 2) Human Sacrifice: China 3) Good Time Girls: US 4) Scottish Heroism Before Dunkirk: Northern France 5) Indo-European Evolution: video! 6) Historical Autopsy: France 7) Shakespeare’s Poisons: the lab 8) Slave Ship Wreck: South Africa (picture brilliant) and from the archives 9) Numbers and the White Slave Trade […]

    Where Animal Cruelty and Folk Medicine Meet June 5, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Where Animal Cruelty and Folk Medicine Meet

    Britain’s glorious nineteenth century included many unsavoury episodes. But one of the more winsome aspects was the promotion by Britain’s London and southern provincial elite of the notion of cruelty to birds and to animals, the idea that animals and birds could feel pain and that the brute creation should be protected from its even […]

    History Roundup 425 including Castrated Opera Singer June 4, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 425 including Castrated Opera Singer

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mystery Passage: Ireland 2) Hatchet Man: Ohio 3) More on Boudica Tombstone: Britannia 4) Dragons in Legendary City: Xanadu! 5) Castration Opera Skeleton: Italy 6) Visit to the Morgue: Paris 7) Seal Marriage: Israel (did they get the wrong shard, I can make nothing out) 8) Lizzie Borden Not Guilty! US […]

    The Shining South African Snake Monster June 4, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Shining South African Snake Monster

    Beach spent a few minutes going through Heuvelmans’ wonderful On the Tracks of Unknown Animals but could find not hint of this ‘thing’. The following description appeared in 1899 in some nature notes in a British newspaper! The natives of Natal [South Africa] have implicit faith in the existence of the lamp snake, which they […]

    History Roundup 424 including Wrong Place Roman Silver June 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 424 including Wrong Place Roman Silver

    Today’s links follow. 1) Wellington’s Victory Banquet: Britain 2) DNA and Environment: U of Texas 3) Colours of the World: Library (beautiful) 4) Patton’s Panthers: US and Europe 5) Interactive WW2: Graphics 6) Wrong Place Roman Silver: Ireland 7) Mysterious Military Disappearance: West Point 8) Ancient Mourners: Spain and from the archives 9) The Last […]

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