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  • History Roundup 588 including First British Curry February 11, 2016

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    History Roundup 588 including First British Curry

    Today’s links follow. 1) Prehistoric ‘Sorted’ Graves: Jordan 2) Stolen Grave Treasures: Italy 3) First British Curry? Kitchen 4) New Bosch Painting: Gallery 5) Advanced WW2 Fighter: Germany 6) Houdini and the Dead: Spirit World and from the archives 7) Silent Fairies Other links: Galician Murder (best read of the week) Sensational Alex Harvey Band, […]

    History Roundup 587 including a British Dracula February 10, 2016

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    History Roundup 587 including a British Dracula

    Today’s links follow. 1) Dracula from Devon: Britain 2) Mystery Monster and the Civil War: the US 3) Strangely Brilliant Roman Fresco: London 4) Astronomical Clocks: All Over 5) Early Cats: China (the horror) 6) Hitler Tamed by Prison: Germany 7) Stone Throwing Spook: Britain and from the archives 8) The Most Defective Family: Ptolemaic Family […]

    History Roundup 586 including Mammoth Meat Legend February 9, 2016

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    History Roundup 586 including Mammoth Meat Legend

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mammoth Meat not Served at Meal: New York 2) More on Bronze Age Pompeii: Britain [a wooden box with its contents preserved] 3) A Real Werewolf: Georgia 4) 800 Kids: Morocco 5) My Dad Was a Ghost: Bed 6) Trumpet DNA: the Sea 7) Strangely Local Sacrifice Victims: Mexico and from […]

    History Roundup 585 including Dreamed London February 8, 2016

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    History Roundup 585 including Dreamed London

    Today’s links follow. 1) Michaelangelo’s Arthritic Hands: Italy 2) Stonehenge Gendered Burials: Britain 3) Street Life: London 4) Dreamed City: London 5) Victor Hugo’s Breakfast: France 6) More Trouble from the Vikings: the Hospital and from the archives 7) Bird-Shit Island Other links: Food Timeline, Children on Trial (well meaning BBC docu-drama, I loved it, […]

    History Roundup 584 including Earliest Scurvy February 5, 2016

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    History Roundup 584 including Earliest Scurvy

    Today’s links follow. 1) New Oldest Footprints (southwest): US 2) Earliest Scurvy: Aswan! 3) Oldest Tartan: Scotland 4) Lady Authors in the 1960s: the market place 5) Lost Submarine: Scotland 6) New Ancient Theatre: Greece and from the archives 7) Old New New Old: Churchill and Elizabeth II Other links: Welsh Dragon, Jovanotti, A Te

    History Roundup 583 including Shackleton’s Heart February 4, 2016

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    History Roundup 583 including Shackleton's Heart

    Today’s links follow. 1) 18 Cent Riding: England 2) Caste System and Genes: India 3) Go history: China 4) Shackleton’s Heart: Antarctic 5) Nabakov and Marriage: US and Russia 6) Post Mortem Ghost: Dublin and from the archives 7) The Spirited End of Edwin Drood Other links: Will Hay, Ask a Policeman

    History Roundup 582 including Married to a Witch February 3, 2016

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    History Roundup 582 including Married to a Witch

    Today’s links follow. 1) Witch and Husband: England 2) Brave Death: Sea (reminds me of the taxi tale) 3) Botching Tut Repairs: Museum 4) Domestic Surgery: US (Christ!) 5) First Europeans in Australia: Portugal? (our take) 6) Wild Science: the lab (or not) and from the archives 7) Canadian Viking Legend Other links: Fotheringay, Too […]

    History Roundup 581 including Viking Ghostbusters February 2, 2016

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    History Roundup 581 including Viking Ghostbusters

    Today’s links follow. 1) Eichmann’s Letter: Israel 2) Green Deserts: Arabia 3) Viking Ghostbusters: the cold north (Esoterx on excellent form) 4) Fictional Dishes: Library 5) Russia as Seen by Americans: Russia 6) Ancient Star Gazing: Egypt and from the archives 7) Ancient Egyptian Super Technology? Other links: flat earthers, best podcast I’ve heard in […]

    New History Books: Slav Outposts January 31, 2016

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    New History Books: Slav Outposts

    Stone, Slav Outposts Wends etc. Looking forward…

    History Roundup 580 including How Old Are Fairy Tales January 29, 2016

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    History Roundup 580 including How Old Are Fairy Tales

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mandrake Use: Magic Books 2) Early Siberians: Prehistory 3) New Buddhist Caves: Mumbai 4) American Witchcraft: Chicago 5) More on Volcano Art: Prehistoric France 6) How Old Are Fairy Tales: Prehistory (perhaps) and from the archives 7) Why Isn’t Modern Fairy Fiction Frightening Other links: paranoid monsters, find the panda, prehistoric food […]

    History Roundup 579 including Mystery Prehistoric Massacre January 28, 2016

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    History Roundup 579 including Mystery Prehistoric Massacre

    Today’s links follow. 1) what was it like to live in Stone Age: prehistory 2) John Dee and the Dwarf: Britain 3) Mystery African Massacre: Prehistory 4) Middle Eastern Gladiators: in Britain… 5) Mummies: from all Around the World 6) Fake Fairy Tales? France 7) Gypsy Romance: Britain and from the archives 8) Postcard Terrorists Other […]

    History Roundup 578 including Canal Treasures from Paris January 27, 2016

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    History Roundup 578 including Canal Treasures from Paris

    Today’s links follow. 1) Long Plague: Europe 2) Hitler and Control: not Germany 3) Treasures of Canal: Paris 4) Ghost Murders: All over 5) Modern Witchcraft Exhibition: Museum 6) Fighting the Cold: WW1 and from the archives 7) British Witch Initiation Other links: Stephen Hawking world about to end, five million conversations (British politics), science […]

    History Roundup 577 including Vulture Mascots January 26, 2016

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    History Roundup 577 including Vulture Mascots

    Today’s links follow. 1) American Deception: WW2 2) Seduce by Reading Aloud: the bedroom 3) Egyptians in Ireland: the Med and the Atlantic (old theory recycled) 4) Sir John Falstaff: England (I could grow to like this man) 5) Vulture Mascot: Roman Empire 6) Witch Play: England and from the archives 7) Werewolf Lineage Other […]

    History Roundup 576 including Backpack Helicopters January 25, 2016

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    History Roundup 576 including Backpack Helicopters

    Today’s links follow. 1) Where were the Witches Killed: Salem 2) Backpack helicopters: over the rainbow 3) John Dee Painted: the Gallery 4) Bronze Age Pompeii: UK (mmmm…) 5) Tenant’s Harbor Mystery: Maine 6) Spook lights: New Zealand and from the archives 7) Lords of Karma and the RAF Other links: killing the comments…

    History Roundup 575 including Bosom Serpent and Old Beer January 22, 2016

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    History Roundup 575 including Bosom Serpent and Old Beer

    Today’s links follow. 1) Bosom Serpent: Canada 2) Flood Horror: US 3) Horse Skeleton: Greece 4) Century Old Beer: Canada 5) 19 Cent Cool Pill: the Lab 6) Witches of Stalingrad: Russia 7) Pirate Skull: School… and from the archives 8) Shakespeare’s Head Other links: Fairy Investigation Society facebook page Now is the Hour, Gracie Fields

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