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  • Gonzalo Guerrero: the Spanish Mayan November 2, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Gonzalo Guerrero: the Spanish Mayan

    Gonzalo Guerrero was an obscure Spaniard who played several interesting roles in his life. He was, in chronological order: a poor Andalusian; a servant of the Spanish crown; a Mayan sacrificial victim; an escapee; a Mayan slave; a Mayan war leader; a Mayan father and husband; and, finally, (if we can believe the stories) food […]

    Daily History Picture: Early USB November 2, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Early USB

    This technological breakthrough could carry 2.2 megabytes!  

    Beachcombed 77 November 1, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 77

    Dear Reader, A great October with a visit from a friend and children (early 5 Nov bonfire tonight) and, on a less positive note, a very large bill from a bastardly continental organisation: several tens of thousand dollars. The long awaited audit. There follow the most interesting words sent in to StrangeHistory. Thanks to all […]

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