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  • Daily History Picture: Bird Catcher June 2, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Bird Catcher

    One of the most sinister figures in the Victorian countryside

    Silly Helmets from the Middle Ages June 2, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
    Silly Helmets from the Middle Ages

    As he reported in an earlier post Beach has recently been looking through the various volumes of medieval armour and arms, particularly those of Guy Francis Laking (all online and all free if you have time and inclination). Last time he did crests. This time he thought that he would try silly hats. It goes […]

    Beachcombed 72 June 1, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 72

    Dear Reader, Two weeks of relative rest and two weeks of maps, nineteenth-century manuscripts and joy with a very small teaching load. 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 this month: the cream follow here, […]

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