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  • History Roundup 186 including the Hambledon Club Men August 26, 2014

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    History Roundup 186 including the Hambledon Club Men

    Today’s links follow. 1) Isaac’s Secret Writing: deciphered! 2) Father Jean-Marie: the last champion of the Holy Roman Empire 3) Oldest Metal from Middle East: Jordan Valley 4) History of Yorkshire Pudding: Telegraph 5) Jewish Confederate: and the talking parrot 6) Battle at Hambledon Hill: those clubmen 7) Apps Better than Books for History: Dan […]

    History Roundup 185 including He Shot Himself to Prove His Case August 25, 2014

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    History Roundup 185 including He Shot Himself to Prove His Case

    Today’s post is on Machiavelli and today’s links follow. 1) He Shot Himself: to prove his case 2) Drunk History: Washington’s Army in Shape (video) 3) Colonial Lab: Willamsburg 4) Science and Supernatural: an old alliance 5) Nazi Spies in the UK: Clueless 6) Brilliant Renaissance Captions: famous works of art 7) Archaeologists bothered on site: […]

    History Roundup 184 including Angels at Death and the First Selfies August 23, 2014

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    History Roundup 184 including Angels at Death and the First Selfies

    Today’s links follow. 1) More Great Science Moments: had twitter existed (part one a couple of days ago) 2) Freedom to Travel and the Right to Vote: early 20 cent women 3) Heart Attacks and the USSR: the fat came rolling in… 4) The First Selfies: American shots from the 1980s 5) More on that […]

    History Roundup 183 including Christian Orgies and Illegal Orgies August 22, 2014

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    History Roundup 183 including Christian Orgies and Illegal Orgies

        Today’s links follow. 1) Pyramid Shaped Tomb in Japan: banal or revolutionary? 2) Polish Archaeologists Study Celts: in France 3) Painting and Mummy Comparison: the bearded man 4) Arguments over the Hobbit: scientists kick each other 5) WW2 Cartoons: Japanese pow camp 6) How to avoid collapse of civilisation: lessons from the last […]

    History Roundup 182 including Gypsy King and Roman Coin in Sweden August 21, 2014

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    History Roundup 182 including Gypsy King and Roman Coin in Sweden

    Today’s post is on archaeological artwork from Cornwall and today’s links follow. 1) Great Moments in Science: had twitter existed… 2) Fishing for Monstrosities in Alexander Romances: big fish? 3) Augustus’ Tomb! A toilet… 4) Roman Gold Coin: in, er, Sweden 5) Black Death Horror: Barcelona: 6) King of the Gypsies: Lincolnshire 7) Torpedo patent: and […]

    History Roundup 181 including Oldest Baby Rattle August 20, 2014

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    History Roundup 181 including Oldest Baby Rattle

    Today’s post is on zwanzes and today’s links follow. 1) Eighteenth-century love phrases: ‘you, sir, do me an injustice’ 2) Oldest Baby Rattle: dug up 3) Analysing Ore: weird 18 cent machine 4) 200 Year Old Booze: The Baltic, historic wine cellar of the world 5) Cordon Sanitaire in China Town: went badly wrong 6) WW1 […]

    History Roundup 180 including Historical GIFs August 19, 2014

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    History Roundup 180 including Historical GIFs

    Today’s post is on the ‘the poor little cripple‘, today’s links follow. 1) Lies in Pakistani Textbooks: go carefully… 2) Magic and the Fuhrer: actually a short story but cute 3) Historical GIFs: not sure about these! 4) The Angel of Badassery: Nellie Cashman 5) Visualising BIG History: graphics 6) Richard III a Drunk: 3 […]

    History Roundup 179 including Medieval Life Meets Medieval Death August 18, 2014

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    History Roundup 179 including Medieval Life Meets Medieval Death

    Today’s post is on last shot at Waterloo, the links follow. 1) WW1 Impact in UK: Aerial photos 2) Life Meet Death: medieval illustrations 3) Evidence Mummy Making: Oldest? 4) Lauren Bacall: RIP 5) Her Vagrant Majesty: gypsy royalty 6) Regency Steam Yacht: wow 7) Should Ireland Celebrate Home Rule: no/maybe? 8) Charles XI of […]

    History Roundup 178 including Why Holes Matter August 17, 2014

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    History Roundup 178 including Why Holes Matter

    Today’s post on a mysterious poem and its even more mysterious author and links follow. 1) Pisces III: just twelves minutes of oxygen left 2) Seeing Fairies: review 3) Earliest Mobile Phone, 1946? video 4) Holes We Leave: Will they last 5) Saving the Klan: 1996 mob violence 6) End of Berlin Amusement Park: bizarre […]

    History Roundup 177 including Pre Clovis Emotion and Wax Meal August 16, 2014

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    History Roundup 177 including Pre Clovis Emotion and Wax Meal

    Today’s post is on chronic conditions and today’s links follow. 1) Deacon’s Last Meal: all in wax 2) Pre-Clovis Emotion: from the sea floor 3) Greek Coins Go Home: US 4) The Darien Gap: forgotten central America and a Scottish colony 5) Tombstone Censor: what a job 6) Fulham Palace: a bit of class 7) Gangs […]

    History Roundup 176 including the Welsh Mummy (and Stocking) August 15, 2014

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    History Roundup 176 including the Welsh Mummy (and Stocking)

    Today’s post is on papists and ovian firebombs and today’s links follow. 1) Welsh Mummy: brilliant murder story 2) 18 Cent Sculptureof Jesus: real human teeth(why?!) 3) The Massacre of Ramree Island: crocodiles ate a platoon? 4) Orwell’s Indian Home: and now a museum 5) 6500 Year Old Corpse: forgotten in basement for a century 6) […]

    History Roundup 175 including Ships Logs and Climate Change August 14, 2014

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    History Roundup 175 including Ships Logs and Climate Change

    Today’s post is on Chinese automata in antiquity and today’s links follow. 1) The Zonians! A forgotten US community in central America 2) Sunday Stroll: family holidays are hell and this picture shows it 3) First American Fighters in WW1: did the enemies sometimes travel together? 4) New Nazca Lines: thanks to high winds 5) […]

    History Roundup 174 including Wasp Waists and Early Asprin August 13, 2014

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    History Roundup 174 including Wasp Waists and Early Asprin

    Today’s post is on fairies among us and today’s links follow. 1) The First Chianti: pip 2) WW1 Medal Returns to Son: lost in a shed 3) Emerald Tablet Myths: and a modern ‘reconstruction’ 4) In Search of the Sea People: again… 5) Asprin in Pre Colulmbian America? Colorado 6) Wasp Waists: scary 7) Alexander […]

    History Roundup 173 including Death of Oldest Eel and Soviet Mars August 12, 2014

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    History Roundup 173 including Death of Oldest Eel and Soviet Mars

    Today’s post is on hidden flags and today’s links follow. 1) Great War and Modern Memory: remembering a famous book, that I’ve never read (sigh) 2) Death of Sweden’s Oldest Eel: national mourning 3) Fighting Edge Hill: phantom warriors… 4) Mailer and Graffiti: NY 5) 4000 Year Old Summerian Love Poem: Let me count the […]

    History Roundup 172 including Lollipop Lady Hell in Liverpool August 11, 2014

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    History Roundup 172 including Lollipop Lady Hell in Liverpool

    Today’s post is on luminous Indians and today’s links follow. 1) Metal Dragon Find: Leicestershire 2) Abbey Road and the Lollipop Lady: national crisis 3) The First Tank in the World: French!? 4) Those Damn Pictish Stones: what do they mean?! 5) Anyone Want to Buy A Hill Fort: a cool half million 6) Richard […]

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