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  • History Roundup 155 including Bums, Tums and Downy Calves July 23, 2014

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    History Roundup 155 including Bums, Tums and Downy Calves

    Today’s post on mass immigration and today’s links follow. 1) 18 Cent Big Hair! a second part promised 2) Colonial Battleground: Lake George 3) Bums, Tums and Downy Calves: 18 cent enhancements… 4) Pompeii of the North: in errr County Durham? 5) Cuban Sunken City: where? 6) 70,000 Year Old Settlement: Africa 7) Bizarre Burials in […]

    History Roundup 154 including Unicorn Raising July 22, 2014

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    History Roundup 154 including Unicorn Raising

    Today’s post on Irish court comedy, today’s links follow. 1) Japanese Art on Western Inventors: don’t miss this one! 2) The Dead Heads of Annecy: not for the squeamish 3) Morning Glory Dead: English Witch Queen who ‘raised unicorns’ 4) Silk King of Thailand: then he vanished… 5) Ghost Book: outline (interesting?) 6) Mormon Alphabet […]

    History Roundup 153 including Female Ninjas July 21, 2014

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    History Roundup 153 including Female Ninjas

    Today’s post on magic books and today’s links follow. 1) Johnny Appleseed on the Road: Exhibit 2) Tomb Painting Gaza: near GP 3) 8000 Year Old Brain Matter: Norway 4) The Lucky Villages: no great war casualties 5) The Longstone and the Mower: timber! 6) Iram of the Pillars: Atlantis in the desert 7) Mansion […]

    History Roundup 152 including Medieval Church Graffiti July 20, 2014

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    History Roundup 152 including Medieval Church Graffiti

    Today’s post on meteorite weapons and today’s links follow: 1) At 60 to Ceylon: new life, new photographs 2) Armana under Spade: the lost Egyptian city 3) Confederate White House Keeper Photo: beautiful 4) Medieval Church Graffiti: new project 5) Islamic Sacred Springs: short but interesting 6) Restoring Medici Tapesteries: good old Gucci 7) 325 […]

    History Roundup 151 including Cannibal Clubs July 19, 2014

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    History Roundup 151 including Cannibal Clubs

    Today’s post is on papal magic and links follow 1) Iconic 1970s Poster of Tennis Girl Sells: for thousands with white dress… 2) Most Overlooked Scientists: 23 3) Dracula and Safe Sex: not sure what to make of this one 4) Strange Skin Purses: including human… 5) Nottinghamshire Giantess: Georgian England 6) Cannibal Clubs: 19 […]

    History Roundup 150 including Army of the Dead July 18, 2014

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    History Roundup 150 including Army of the Dead

    Today’s post on kissing Satan’s bottom and today’s links follow 1) Isleta Pueblo: Incorruptible 2) Who Was the Ulster Man: Great Train Robbery 3) Smoked Corpses: Papua 4) Cochno Carvings: revealed… 5) More on Children Skulls and Lake Gods: gulp 6) Why You Got Sent to A Mental Asylum, c. 1800: ‘fright of fires’, tobacco… […]

    History Roundup 149 including Poison Lady July 17, 2014

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    History Roundup 149 including Poison Lady

    Today’s post on mutilated statues and today’s posts follow: 1) The Drunkard’s Coat of Arms: 1717 2) 6500 Peruvian Child: Death explained? 3) Spontaneous Combustion at Bedfordshire: newspaper clipping 4) Making Swords the 18 cent Way:  Saguto 5) Misjudged Gypsies: Georgian England 6) Poison Lady: poison proof 7) 10 Exceptional War Memorials: UK 8) Kurdistani […]

    History Roundup 148 including Pink Sultanas and Man Traps July 16, 2014

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    History Roundup 148 including Pink Sultanas and Man Traps

    Today’s post is on a 19 cent practical joke and the links follow: 1) 112 Year Old Ham: good old BBC 2) Pink Sultanas: don’t normally do clothes but… 3) Livestock Disease: in a medieval Italian skeleton 4) Frontier Scout: early Dakota newspaper, fascinating 5) Mantraps: grrrr 6) Elephant for Dinner: Paleo Diet 7) Tonga […]

    History Roundup 147 including a Horse’s Worst Friend July 15, 2014

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    History Roundup 147 including a Horse's Worst Friend

    Today’s post on last zombie burial and today’s links follow: 1) True Story of Lawrence of Arabia: a legacy written in sand? 2) A Pope’s Vampire: sorry late with this one but it is good 3) The British and Crisps: salt and vinegar in the blood (completely new to me) 4) Bespoke Midwife: Helen King […]

    History Roundup 146 including the Lost Fleet July 14, 2014

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    History Roundup 146 including the Lost Fleet

    Today’s post is on husband-killing syndicates and the links follow 1) Frog Bone Magic: covered previously by StrangeHistory 2) 1812: British and American opinions 3) Ghost of Louis XVI: Liars and fantasists… 4) Jericho Plaster Skulls: short video included 5) In Search of a Lost Fleet: French1565 6) Siberian Unicorn: cue Shuker 7) Cat Fight: […]

    History Roundup 145 including Thunderbird Photo and Dance Mania July 11, 2014

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    History Roundup 145 including Thunderbird Photo and Dance Mania

    Today’s post on knights and lightning and today’s links follow 1) Secret of Georgian Cosmetics: part two (sorry we missed part one but you can click back) 2) Medieval Dance Mania: we did a post on this a while back… 3) Seltzer in Shipwreck: Baltic 4) Medieval Baths: Found by Poles in Albania 5) Why […]

    History Roundup 145 including Pre Amazon Amazon July 10, 2014

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    History Roundup 145 including Pre Amazon Amazon

    Today’s post on close encounters with a zeppelin and today’s links follow 1) Welsh Castles from the Clouds: videos 2) 1852 Forget Everything Man: Germany 3) Digging Up Mikvehs: in the North East 4) Conquistador and the Shield: a gift that survived 5) Asimov’s Predictions for the Future: how did he do 6) Peruvians Are […]

    History Roundup 144 including Extermination Map and Bitchy Margot July 9, 2014

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    History Roundup 144 including Extermination Map and Bitchy Margot

    Today’s post is on a lost manuscript found (sometimes fairy stories come true) and today’s links 1) Zuni Creation Myth: Adrienne and Dinosaurs 2) The African Pit: Expedition into Pre-Human Prehistory! 3) German and British Parliamentary Choirs Remember WW1: out of tune? 4) US Map of Concentration and Extermination Camps: Pre liberation 5) Bitchy Margot: […]

    History Roundup 143 including the Father of Witchcraft July 8, 2014

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    History Roundup 143 including the Father of Witchcraft

    Today’s link is on a lost Roman history and today’s links follow: 1) Weird Colour Theories: became a cult in the early 20 cent 2) New Roman City: Egypt 3) Oldest Down Syndrome: France, Late Roman or Post Roman 4) The Oldest Sheet Music: actually stone music 5) The Father of Witchcraft: Gerald Gardner (Beachcombing […]

    History Roundup 142 including Bigamy, Blackmail and Erotic Graffiti July 7, 2014

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    History Roundup 142 including Bigamy, Blackmail and Erotic Graffiti

    Today’s post on impossible meals in the Renaissance. And here are the links: 1) Earliest Erotic Graffiti: or a snake… 2) South American Burial Site: New Culture in Peru 3) The Haunting of Francis Drake: “I’m not afraid of werewolves or vampires or haunted hotels, I’m afraid of what real human beings to do other […]

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