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  • History Roundup 753: Deviance Fun and Crime Horror January 16, 2017

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    History Roundup 753: Deviance Fun and Crime Horror

    Today’s links follow 1) Murder in the Colonies: Kenya 2) Don’t Stowaway: Canada 3) Wig Snatching: London 4) The Green Man: Brighton (a new hero) 5) Salt Murder: Britain and from the archives 6) jokes in wartime Brussels Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Making 2000 Yr Old Bread

    History Roundup 752: Shock Originals January 13, 2017

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    History Roundup 752: Shock Originals

    Today’s links follow 1) The Original Shakespeare: England (wisdom: never argue with anyone about Shakespeare’s identity) 2) Original American Ceramics: US 3) The Original London: UK 4) The Original Zero: Cambodia 5) Original Ancient Women: the Med and from the archives 6) In Search of Enys Tregarthen, the Little Cripple Any links to send in: […]

    History Roundup 751: Prehistoric Curiosities January 12, 2017

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    History Roundup 751: Prehistoric Curiosities

    Today’s links follow 1) Sounds of Stonehenge: UK 2) Sicilian Stonehenge discovered: Italy 3) Lost History of Ancient America (Review): US (cruel but good sense of humour) 4) Falling off the Edge of the World: Oceania 5) Lost City of the Monkey (Review): Honduras and from the archives 6) Catholics, Dead Sheep and Fire Balls […]

    History Roundup 750: Crazy Americana January 11, 2017

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    History Roundup 750: Crazy Americana

    Today’s links follow 1) Paying for drugs in the 1930s: US 2) Walking Down Manhattan: New York 3) Glass Penny Madness: Auction House 4) Disnefying America: with Walt 5) Beating up your wife: New Jersey and from the archives 6) the oldest flame in the world Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com […]

    History Roundup 749: 20C Madness January 10, 2017

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    History Roundup 749: 20C Madness

    Today’s links follow 1) Bridge Dares: Soviet Union (incredible) 2) Nazi Brain Removal: Germany 3) Killing Topsy: US 4) First Drones in the 1940s: the Lab (reminds me of…this) 5) Mickey Mouse Gasmask: US and from the archives 6) Punishing suicide Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Leonard Cohen, […]

    History Roundup 748: Changelings, Ghouls, Elves and Werewolves January 9, 2017

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    History Roundup 748: Changelings, Ghouls, Elves and Werewolves

    Today’s links follow 1) Ulster Werewolves: Ireland (our take on the same) 2) Woman in Black: New York 3) Elf Sightings: Northern Europe 4) Changelings: Ireland and elsewhere (our take on the same) 5) Frankish UFOs: Germany and from the archives 6) Telephony Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: […]

    History Roundup 747: Archaeological Special January 6, 2017

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    History Roundup 747: Archaeological Special

    Today’s links follow 1) Lost City of Trellech: Wales, England 2) 2017 Archaeology Stories to Watch for: the net 3) Fabulous Mosaics: Turkey 4) Archaeology from outer space: the upper atmosphere 5) Sword freshly excavated: China and from the archives 6) Sham Virgins and Conversion Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com […]

    History Roundup 746: Turning Hitler into a Woman January 5, 2017

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    History Roundup 746: Turning Hitler into a Woman

    Today’s links follow 1) History of Strange Fruit: US 2) Strange Science: the lab (site that has just swum onto my radar) 3) Barbie Fashion Designer, the History of: Computer 4) Turning Hitler into a Woman: Britain and Germany 5) Selling Mein Kampf: Germany and from the archives 6) bombing roulette Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks […]

    History Roundup 745 including Bombs, Violins and Pseudohistory December 30, 2016

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    History Roundup 745 including Bombs, Violins and Pseudohistory

    Today’s links follow 1) All Allied Bombs from WW2 in Gif: Atlas 2) Standardising Time: the US 3) Stradavari Violin – why so good? Auditorium 4) Hitler Pseudo History: Argentina… 5) A War that Never Was: EuroAsia and from the archives 6) Cornish Black Dogs Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com […]

    History Roundup 763: Supernatural Strangeness December 29, 2016

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    History Roundup 763: Supernatural Strangeness

    Today’s links follow 1) Witchcraft Errors: Wicca etc 2) Mary Queen of Scots Ghost: Scotland 3) Lawrence Massacre Ghosts: US (OK not real ‘ghosts’ but…) 4) Witch Killings: India 5) Ghost Stories at Christmas: US and Europe and from the archives 6) Fighting the Plains Trains Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT […]

    History Roundup 762: Medical Curiosities December 28, 2016

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    History Roundup 762: Medical Curiosities

    Today’s links follow 1) Female Doctor as Man: our take on the same… 2) Lost Art of Lying Down: the couch 3) Stone Babies: France 4) Disease and DNA: Americas 5) 200 Year Old diagnosis Tested: London and from the archives 6) Pagan Custom in Scotland? Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT […]

    History Roundup 761: Some Spying and Espionage Gems December 27, 2016

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    History Roundup 761: Some Spying and Espionage Gems

    Today’s links follow 1) KGB and Anti-Semitism: Russia and Israel 2) Elizabethan Spies: Britain 3) MI5 and Sex Secrets: Eton 4) CIA and Other People’s Elections: the world 5) Understanding Castro: Britain and from the archives 6) Neo-Pagan Partisans Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Jigsaw Pieces, Marillion

    History Roundup 760: Some Christmas Weirdness December 26, 2016

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    History Roundup 760: Some Christmas Weirdness

    Today’s links follow 1) Christmas in North America: US 2) First Christmas Trees: Town Squares 3) Killer Christmas Trees: the Sitting Room 4) Killing Christmas: US largely 5) Lost Letters Santa: Postoffice (what an extraordinary historical resource) and from the archives 6) Burning Libraries Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other […]

    History Roundup 759: Insects, Condoms, Hippos and Toys December 23, 2016

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    History Roundup 759: Insects, Condoms, Hippos and Toys

    Today’s links follow 1) Retro Condoms: the Pharmacy 2) Creepy Insects: UK 3) Ghastly Toys: Toyshop 4) Christmas Sherry: US 5) Hippo Zoos: Europe and from the archives 6) High Noon in Carcasonne Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: human nature vs human history

    History Roundup 758: Christmas Monsters December 22, 2016

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    History Roundup 758: Christmas Monsters

    Today’s links follow 1) Ghost as Witness: West Virginia (no the only time…) 2) Christmas Monsters: Norway 3) Witches’ Waffling: US 4) Fairy History: Scotland (some good stuff here) 5) Neanderthal Religion: Prehistory and from the archives 6) White Indians in Brazil Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Crimea […]

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