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  • History Roundup 285 including A Million Mummies December 19, 2014

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    History Roundup 285 including A Million Mummies

    Today’s links follow. 1) A Million Mummies: Egypt 2) Buying Gatling Guns: Texas 3) Spiritualist Star: Canada 4) Philip II, New Bio: Spain 5) Viking Meals: Bloodied Table 6) Princess of Ukok to be Reburied: Steppes 7) The Most Amazing Bed: Rome 8) Miraculous Waterloo Crucifix Recovered: Belgium 9) Old Time Shaving: Roman Empire and […]

    History Roundup 284 including Surviving Alcatraz December 18, 2014

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    History Roundup 284 including Surviving Alcatraz

    Today’s links follow. 1) Beautiful Star Tomb: China 2) Impossibly Strong Roman Concrete: The Empire 3) Racton Man Died in Combat: England 4) Surviving Alcatraz: waters round about 5) Love at Sea: English Channel 6) History of Seaweed: shorelines 7) Pakistanis Fighting for Britain: Punjab 8) Flyting is Back: Scotland (our take on flyting) 9) Shugborough […]

    History Roundup 283 including Banshee Memories December 17, 2014

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    History Roundup 283 including Banshee Memories

    Today’s links follow. 1) Cod Pieces and Wolf Hall: Fantasy Tudor England 2) Execution by Burning Ape: Byzantium 3) WW1 Time Capsule: Germany 4) Hundreds of Babies Buried in a Cistern: Ireland (oldy from the summer) 5) Banshee Tale: Ireland 6) Egyptian Beads: in Denmark 7) George VI Saved the Monarchy: Britain 8) Oldest Human […]

    History Roundup 282 including Christmas Horrors from Iceland December 16, 2014

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    History Roundup 282 including Christmas Horrors from Iceland

    Today’s links follow. 1) Christmas Horrors: Iceland 2) Stealing the Olympics: St Louis 3) Wartime letter’s Peregrinations: Maryland 4) Viking Treasure Back: York 5) John Lennon on Holiday: Edinburgh 6) Dirty Weekend Viking Style: North Western Europe 7) More Viking Evidence from Arctic Canada: Baffin Island 8) Oral Memories: Australia and from the archives 9) cat […]

    History Roundup 281 including Easter Island Bodies December 15, 2014

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    History Roundup 281 including Easter Island Bodies

    Today’s links follow. 1) Unusual Witch Execution: France 2) Underwater Ballroom: UK 3) Graveyard Christmas: Russia 4) Wood Diaries Rediscovered: Oxfordshire 5) Budgie Trainer and Pig Sketcher: London 6) Tulip Power: Lowlands 7) Sniper’s Rifle on Display: Texas 8) Scottish Canon: Pakistan 9) Bodies under Heads: on Easter Island and from the archives 10) Toasting […]

    History Roundup 280 including Fairy Music December 14, 2014

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    History Roundup 280 including Fairy Music

    Today’s links follow. 1) Leeches, Radium and a Corpse: London 2) Buying Up Cromwell: the Commonwealth 3) Christmas Cracker Truths: Laden table 4) Ancient Horse DNA and Breeding History: EuroAsia 5) Dowser and Plague Pit: Tunbridge Wells 6) Century Old Rose: Derbyshire 7) Music of Fairy: Kerry 8) Foul Fowl: Aldershot (of course) and from […]

    History Roundup 279 including Crazy Georgian Cures December 13, 2014

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    History Roundup 279 including Crazy Georgian Cures

    Today’s links follow. 1) Old and Fabulous Clothes: China 2) Hall Turns Up in Viking Land: Sweden 3) Crazy Cures: Georgian England 4) Parchment Secret: York 5) Taj Mahal, Even More Ancient?! India 6) Bizarre (Fake?) Death Design: Ancient Egypt 7) Kings Mirror Weirdness: North Sea 8) The Britishes and Hitler: unusual comedy video and […]

    History Roundup 278 including Snow Monster in Canada! December 12, 2014

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    History Roundup 278 including Snow Monster in Canada!

    Today’s links follow. 1) Disaster to Deliverance: Dunkirk 2) Snow Monster: Canada 3) Triple Bigamy and So Much More: England 4) Bombing Germany was Wrong: London Debate 5) Oldest Human Art: Java 6) Christmas Pie Fun: Britain 7) Lost Bomber in Lake: Norway 8) Ancient Battle Tactics: applications in the modern world…. and from the […]

    History Roundup 277 including Shell Shock Hypnosis December 10, 2014

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    History Roundup 277 including Shell Shock Hypnosis

    Today’s links follow. 1) Han Purple Magic: China 2) A Fiery Creole: France 3) Shell Shock Hypnosis: Germany 4) Christmas Cribs: All over 5) Renaissance Codes: US 6) Ancient Farm and the Subway: Rome 7) Returning Royal Treasures: Hawaii 8) Cotton Empire: hot fields and from the archives 9) Pygmy Fairies Other links: why save […]

    History Roundup 276 including December 9, 2014

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    History Roundup 276 including

    Today’s links follow. 1) Escaped from Stalingrad: Russia (brilliant) 2) Hidden Medieval Castle: Old Sarum 3) Mass Baby Grave (Roman): Israel 4) Hitler Almost Drowned: ‘the priest must be kicking himself…’ 5) Silver Find: Aberdeen 6) Revolutionary Smile: France 7) Red Baron, Albert Ball Reunion! London 8) Durer’s Polyhedron: A crazy cube and from the […]

    History Roundup 275 including Royal Lineage Doubts December 8, 2014

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    History Roundup 275 including Royal Lineage Doubts

    Today’s links follow. 1) Vikings and Child Sacrifice: the badlands 2) Rockery Stone Surprise: Britain 3) Ritual Horns Found: Ireland 4) 120K for Robert Bruce: Scotland 5) Royal Lineage Questions: Britain 6) Crude GPS System: medieval libraries 7) Frankincense in Roman Dirt: Britain! 8) Ghost Ship: Hawaii and from the archives 9) Transvestite Knights Other […]

    Daily History Picture: Parliament in Flames December 7, 2014

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    Daily History Picture: Parliament in Flames

    Parliament in flames in 1834

    History Roundup 274 including Wife Selling December 6, 2014

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    History Roundup 274 including Wife Selling

    Today’s links follow. 1) Eating Well in the Mines? Holy Land 2) Da Vinci’s Chinese Mum? Italy 3) Wife Selling: England (Strangehistory post on this) 4) Murder by Math: Greece 5) Mummifying Yourself to Death: Japan 6) Bronze Age Collapse: Ireland 7) Spirit Baby: Iowa 8) Fungi Ancient and Modern: leafmould 9) Amazing Submarine Story: […]

    History Roundup 273 including Mrs Guppy the Snow Queen December 5, 2014

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    History Roundup 273 including Mrs Guppy the Snow Queen

    Today’s links follow. 1) Deciphering Spells: Egypt 2) Divine Advertising: Libya 3) Paganini’s Corpse: France, Italy 4) A Real Sherlock Holmes: Manchester 5) Medical Blackmail: London 6) Mrs Guppy The Snow Queen: UK 7) Churchill’s Funeral Carriage Restored: 8) Golden Fleece Mysteries: Black Sea 9) Letters we Lost: the alphabet and from the archives 9) […]

    History Roundup 272 including Outrageous Benjamin Franklin December 4, 2014

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    History Roundup 272 including Outrageous Benjamin Franklin

    Today’s links follow. 1) Van Gogh Murdered: Implausible but… 2) Trap Door to Time Capsule: Liverpool 3) Dangers of Travelling by Chaise: Highway 4) Lady of Elche: Spain 5) Invasion Fundraising: Scotland 6) Outrageous Benjamin Franklin Stunts: US 7) Tommy Food: the front 8) Beneath the Great War: Trenches and from the archives 9) Nationalising […]

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