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  • History Roundup 746 including Renaissance Cantos, Food and Lies December 6, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 746 including Renaissance Cantos, Food and Lies

    Today’s links follow 1) Strange Renaissance Dishes: Italy 2) Renaissance Clothes Diary: Germany 3) The Missing Cantos: Italy 4) The new Renaissance Man: Israel? 5) Medici Lies: Italy and from the archives 6) Last death of Great War Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Six Day War

    History Roundup 745 including Hating Emperors and Kidnapping Horses December 5, 2016

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    History Roundup 745 including Hating Emperors and Kidnapping Horses

    Today’s links follow 1) Winter in the Capital: London 2) Why Beach hates Napoleon: the battlefield 3) Anti Suffragette Cats: the voting booth 4) Kidnapping Shergar: UK 5) Missing Sash: US and from the archives 6) Who Built Offa’s Dyke Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: June Tabor, Strange […]

    History Roundup 744 including Merlin’s Cave November 30, 2016

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    History Roundup 744 including Merlin's Cave

    1) Selfie Destroys Statue: Lisbon 2) Shakespeare Writes for One Theatre: Stage 3) Merlin’s Cave: London 4) US Chips, Soviet Disaster: Cold War 5) Hoard of Islamic Silver: Scandinavia and from the archives 6) Astarte’s Pierced Nipples Other links: Lost Princess (bless her) Don’t believe this for a second, though sure the SA family sincere, […]

    History Roundup 743 including Oldest Dentures and Oldest Alphabet November 29, 2016

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    History Roundup 743 including Oldest Dentures and Oldest Alphabet

    1) Asian Robin Hood’s Grave: Siberia 2) Thinking Man: Israel 3) World’s Oldest Dentures: Italy 4) New Inscriptions: Black Desert 5) Oldest Alphabet: Hebrew and from the archives 6) Earliest Written Reference to Britannia Other links: Del Amitri, Driving with the Brakes On (a song about abortion)

    History Roundup 742 including Druggy Dinner and Eating a Mammoth November 28, 2016

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    History Roundup 742 including Druggy Dinner and Eating a Mammoth

    1) Druggy Dinner Party: Scotland 2) Early Domesticated Turkeys: Mexico 3) Unusual Alcohol from History: Prehistory and on 4) World’s Oldest Beer Yeast: Australia 5) Eating a Mammoth: Prehistory and from the archives 6) First Funeral Wreath Other links:  [in contract negotiations this week]

    History Roundup 741 including Werewolves, Headless and Leper Ghosts November 25, 2016

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    History Roundup 741 including Werewolves, Headless and Leper Ghosts

    1) Modernish Werewolf: Lincolnshire 2) Leper Ghost: UK 3) Headless Hitchhiker: Weald 4) Missing Artist Body: Spain 5) Man with Coyote Teeth: US and from the archives 6) Bear Almost Starts WW3 Other links: Weird British subcultures, Gnome Fun

    History Roundup 740 including Cat-Sized Rats and Weird Surnames November 24, 2016

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    History Roundup 740 including Cat-Sized Rats and Weird Surnames

    1) Inoculation and Boston 1721: US 2) Bonny’s Sword: Scotland 3) Surname Searching: Library 4) Catching Cat-Sized Rats: Big Holes 5) Highway Robbery: and from the archives 6) Magic Cloak in Afghanistan Other links: Space Oddity

    History Roundup 739 including Raunchy Neanderthals November 23, 2016

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    History Roundup 739 including Raunchy Neanderthals

    1) World’s First Temple: Turkey 2) Aztecs on the Good Life (!): Mexico 3) Saddest Fossil: the marsh 4) Eagle Huntress: Mongolia?? 5) Raunchy Neanderthals: Prehistory and from the archives 6) Japan Fights On Other links: Why the bomb was dropped…

    History Roundup 738 including Eating Cuneiform and Library Duties November 22, 2016

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    History Roundup 738 including Eating Cuneiform and Library Duties

    1)  Eating Cuneiform: the kitchen 2) Museums and Facts: court 3) Best Known Art Animal: Library 4) Remembering Little Big Horn: US 5) What Happened to Greenlanders? the far north and from the archives 6) Invisible Library Among Fairies Other links: Obama Curse, If Everyone Was Listening

    History Roundup 737 including Lost Manuscripts and Non Existent Libraries November 21, 2016

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    History Roundup 737 including Lost Manuscripts and Non Existent Libraries

    1) Cinema Occult Libraries: the big screen 2) Translating Obscenity: France 3) ****Missing Fairy Manuscript: US*** Beach pays bounty on this one… 4) Metallic Ink: Ancient Greece 5) Stolen Bestiary: England/Scotland and from the archives 6) Freedom of Information and Noah’s Ark Other links: Weird Arctic Noises, Spy Fun

    History Roundup 736: Demons, UFOs, Fairies and Flame Monsters November 18, 2016

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    History Roundup 736: Demons, UFOs, Fairies and Flame Monsters

    1) America’s First UFO: US 2) Clairvoyant Seeks Out Explorer: Britain 3) Conan Doyle and the Fairies: UK 4) The Figure in the Flame: US 5) Bloodletting on St Martin’s Day: Ireland and from the archives 6) Drilling Out Demons Other links: Human Population through history

    History Roundup 735 including Roman Lawn Signs and Mantraps November 17, 2016

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    History Roundup 735 including Roman Lawn Signs and Mantraps

    1) Roman Lawn Signs: the Empire 2) Shared War Song: Europe (Our take) 3) Worst Soldier in the Army: Britain 4) Mantraps: English countryside 5) Wellington Meets Napoleon (Mrs): France and from the archives 6) Irish Rattlesnakes? Other links: Taranto Raid (interesting for primitive but striking graphics)

    History Roundup 734: Beer, Swans Wings and Mysteries in the Soil November 16, 2016

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    History Roundup 734: Beer, Swans Wings and Mysteries in the Soil

    1) (Too) Early Aboriginals: Australia 2) Iron Age Beer: the Kitchen 3) Buried on a Swan’s Wing: Denmark (the picture gets me) 4) Medieval Mysteries Under Kremlin: Russia 5) Digging Up Slave Symbols: US and from the archives 6) Witch Case in Norfolk 1941! Other links: Fairy website in search of a caretaker,

    History Roundup 733: Plague Books, Lost Books, Cursed Books November 15, 2016

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    History Roundup 733: Plague Books, Lost Books, Cursed Books

    1) Making Maps Up: Cartographer’s Library 2) Madmen Letters: UK Archive 3) Lost Chapter Dracula: Ireland 4) Book Curses: Medieval Library 5) Plague in Books: the Lab and from the archives 6) Eating with Attila Other links: Fairies in Wisconsin, Understanding Older English

    History Roundup 732 including Panda Fever November 14, 2016

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    History Roundup 732 including Panda Fever

    1) Was Green an 18C Fashion Colour: UK 2) London’s Lost Buildings: UK 3) Roman Wine Wealth: the Med 4) Marlowe and Shakespeare Co-Writers: England 5) Panda Fever: the world over and from the archives 6) Killing Fidel Other links: Seekers, Carnival is Over

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