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  • History Roundup 643 including Walking Dead and Mind Control Game May 3, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 643 including Walking Dead and Mind Control Game

    Today’s links follow. 1) Hidden Cold War Centre: Colorado 2) 600-Yr-Old Climate Records: Japan 3) The Walking Dead: the otherworld 4) Running Out of Vodka: Russia 5) Witching Cows: the grimoire 6) Half of Europe from One Man: the lab and from the archives 7) Unlucky Jobs: Japanese Prime Ministers Other links: Against Wikipedia, Magnum, […]

    Daily History Picture: Wild Man May 3, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Wild Man

    13 or 14 Century Wild Man with thanks to Bruce…

    Mysterious Balaclavas on South Georgia May 3, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Mysterious Balaclavas on South Georgia

    In 1982 Argentina invaded two British possessions the Falklands (2 April) and South Georgia (19 March). The British, under a determined Margaret Thatcher, sent a task force to retake the islands, something that was finally achieved 14 June of that year. The deadly struggle between the two sides included many moments of tragedy: all too […]

    History Roundup 642 including Cursed and Flying Hallucinations May 2, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 642 including Cursed and Flying Hallucinations

    Today’s links follow. 1) Cursed! Scotland 2) Oldest Message in a Bottle: the Oceans 3) Humans vs Neolithic Diet: Prehistory 4) Air Hallucinations: UK 5) Sacred Trees: Ireland (old but I liked) 6) New Roman Hoard: Spain and from the archives 7) Macarius and the World Soul Other links: Discarded Diaries, Paddington Bear (the original, […]

    Review: Physical Evidence, A Feeling for Magic May 2, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Medieval, Modern
    Review: Physical Evidence, A Feeling for Magic

    Ronald Hutton (ed), Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britain: A Feeling for Magic (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) Academic essay collections fall into different categories including such old and tried favourites as: ‘new directions’; ‘pot pouri’; ‘the EU gave us some money so we had a conference’; and ‘x is wrong and […]

    Beachcombed 71 May 1, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 71

    Dear Reader, Exhausted after yesterday finishing the last exams. Will drift back into consciousness over the next week, for now sitting out in the garden with the tortoises. Thanks, as always, to the multiple linkers: Amanda, Invisible, Chris S, Joan, Ricardo, Wade and others. I’ve put the very best contributions below to the posts from […]

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