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  • History Roundup 918: Art and Technology October 17, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 918: Art and Technology

    Today’s links follow Today’s links follow 1) Princess Nicotine: Cinema 2) Squirrel Killing: UK 3) Mummy Wheat: Egypt 4) Mourning Jewelry: UK 5) Art Moments: Gallery and from the archives 6) Origin of Two Fingered Insult Other links: Staying Alive, Bee Gees, terrible but strangely compelling Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 917: Supernatural October 16, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 917: Supernatural

    Today’s links follow 1) Red Horror: US 2) Salem and Women (and Men): US 3) Helpful Ghost: US 4) Halloween Hell: US 5) Haunted Houses: US and from the archives 6) Crowning Royal Corpses Other links: A war to be avoided Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 916: Prehistory and Antiquity October 13, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 916: Prehistory and Antiquity

    Today’s links follow 1) Polluting the Sea: Prehistory 2) Bronze Arms: Greece 3) Lady Sattjeni: Egypt 4) Fear Agriculture: Prehistory 5) Sex Networks: Prehistory and from the archives 6) A Book About Spitting Other links: Niall Ferguson on Trump Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 915: Personalities and Chess October 12, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 915: Personalities and Chess

    Today’s links follow 1) Almanacs and Fish: UK 2) Shakespeare and co’s Lost Works: Library 3) Medieval Chess: Scotland 4) Pop Eccentrics: Music World 5) Bentham’s Creepy Head: London and from the archives 6) Discovering Australia in 1500s Other links: April Come She Will Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 914: Crimes October 11, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 914: Crimes

    Today’s links follow 1) Betraying Anne: Netherlands 2) Poisoning: Illinois 3) Beds Murder: England 4) Loyalist Island: Maine 5) Gandhi’s Murder: India and from the archives 6) Headless Races Other links:WW1 false memories (best lecture of the week) Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 913: Science and Technology October 10, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 913: Science and Technology

    Today’s links follow 1) Invention of Zeros: Arabs?! 2) Making Skeletons: Workshop 3) The Last Gasometer: London 4) Medieval Surgery: China 5) Bizarre Amnesia Cases: Hospitals and from the archives 6) Nationalising Women Other links: Springsteen, Walk Like a Man Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 912: Supernatural October 9, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 912: Supernatural

    Today’s links follow 1) Letter from Dead Wife: US 2) Creepy Cats: Scotland 3) Witch Hunts: France 4) Fairy Woman: Cornwall 5) The Haunted North: Scotland and from the archives 6) Mass Hysteria and Theatre Other links: Germany’s Lost Victory 1914 Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 911: Remarkable People, Remarkable Acts October 6, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 911: Remarkable People, Remarkable Acts

    Today’s links follow 1) Pirate Queen: Morocco 2) Caroline to England: Brunswick 3) Woman Without a Face: Australia 4) Royal Toilet: Korea 5) Human Slippers: US and from the archives 6) UFO in Palazzo Vecchio Other links: Moon River Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 910: Supernatural and Mysteries October 5, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 910: Supernatural and Mysteries

    Today’s links follow 1) Medieval Superstition: Britain 2) Bell Freakery: the Church Tower 3) Neanderthal DNA: in the Americas… 4) Vampire Memories: Romania 5) UFO Landing: Britain and from the archives 6) Bierce’s Second Act Other links: Secret Garden Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 909: Prehistoric and Medieval Art October 4, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 909: Prehistoric and Medieval Art

    Today’s links follow 1) Cave Paintings: Caves 2) Cave Painter Truths: Caves 3) Petroglyph Marvel: Norway 4) Rude Graffiti: UK 5) Beyond Kells: Ireland and from the archives 6) Chris Columbus’ Origins Other links: Mongol lecture https://youtu.be/D9yKUFUPI7U Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 908: Crime and Mystery October 3, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 908: Crime and Mystery

    Today’s links follow 1) Diving Mystery: Australia (creepy this one) 2) Stealing Ashes: the Cemetery 3) Infestation: Scandinavia 4) Beer Wars: Chicago 5) Bad Nuns: Church and from the archives 6) Half Mermaid, Half Priest Other links: I’ll Stand By You Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 907: War October 2, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 907: War

    Today’s links follow 1) German Fantasy Invasion: UK 2) Mystery Submarine: Belgium 3) Viking Sword: Ireland (remarkable) 4) Thirty Year War: Europe 5) Nazi Photos: Germany and from the archives 6) Irish Fairies in New Hampshire Other links: Genghis Khan Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 906: Curiousities September 29, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 906: Curiousities

    Today’s links follow 1) Mysterious Royal Pregnancies: England 2) Front Food: War 3) Bomber Cat: London 4) Insulting the US: North Korea 5) Terrifying Rabbits in Film: small but interesting and from the archives 6) Population Games and Fantasies Other links: Marriage Proposal Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 905: Prehistory and Antiquity September 28, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 905: Prehistory and Antiquity

    Today’s links follow 1) Mystic Earthquake Architecture: Greece 2) Trouser Customs: Roman Empire 3) New DNA Studies: Africa 4) Lead Pipe Poison: Roman Empire 5) Ship Graveyard: Black Sea and from the archives 6) Skraelings and Demons Other links: Shipwrecks in Black Sea Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    History Roundup 904: Graves and Deaths September 27, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 904: Graves and Deaths

    Today’s links follow 1) Talked to Death by Friends: US 2) Porpoise Grave: Channel Islands [weird] 3) Everyday Heroes‘ Die: London [would love to visit this] 4) Nuclear Hero Dies: Russia 5) New Viking Grave: Norway and from the archives 6) Hildegard’s Headaches Other links: Soviet Union in Afghanistan (starts slow but fascinating) Any links to […]

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