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  • History Roundup 804: Ancient and Medieval Stories April 3, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 804: Ancient and Medieval Stories

    Today’s links follow 1) Egypt in Australia: very sceptical… 2) Phallic House: Israel 3) Byzantines Everywhere: wow (best article of the last month) 4) 5) and from the archives 6) First Blood in the Great War Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: How Far I’ll Go

    Daily History Picture: Stalin, Truman and Churchill April 3, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Stalin, Truman and Churchill

    Truman: ‘what have I got myself into here?’

    New History Books: Schutt, Cannibalism April 2, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Schutt, Cannibalism

    Bill Schutt, Cannibalism Always try and keep up with men eating men.

    The Mason’s Worst Task April 2, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Mason's Worst Task

    This story has haunted Beach more than any other in the last month. Is it true, fiction or an inspired urban legend? In either case it would be a brilliant detective story. Beach was reminded of Sherlock Holmes and the Engineer’s Thumb (pub 1892). It appeared in 1894 in the Wicklow People (11 Aug). Enjoy […]

    Beachcombed 82 April 1, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 82

    Dear Reader, Sad month, the suicide, on another continent, of one of Beachcombing’s old and beloved aupairs: she sat in a car and gassed herself. No words. You haven’t lived in the twenty-first-century until you’ve read a memorial board on Facebook. ‘I once met ‘Jenny’ for an hour in a youth hostel in Paris…’ The […]

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