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  • History Roundup 799: Water, Water… March 24, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 799: Water, Water...

    Today’s links follow 1) Taking the Waters: Buxton 2) Visiting the Titanic: Ocean bottom 3) Water Wonderworld: San Francisco 4) Tides: Bookstore 5) Dam! China and from the archives 6) Ghost Horror! Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Dambusters

    Daily History Picture: George Tames the Dragon March 24, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: George Tames the Dragon

    Kill a dragon, yes; tell stories about him; but please don’t ever turn him into a dog…

    The Copper Piece Spell March 24, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Copper Piece Spell

    Location: this spell is attested in a court case from 1856 (Anon 1856) from the West Riding of Yorkshire. The spell had been carried out by a famous Leeds cunning man, Harrison, and his client, William Dove, had unfortunately graduated onto murder on the advice of his master, a crime for which he would later […]

    History Roundup 798: Modern Eccentricities March 23, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 798: Modern Eccentricities

    Today’s links follow 1) Blue: the wardrobe 2) Blue Skies: the lab 3) Lemonade Lifesaver: France 4) Mother Divine: US 5) Liberals and History: mmmm and from the archives 6) Seven Headed Monster Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Help!

    When God Spoke in a Wind: the Battle of the Frigidus March 23, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
    When God Spoke in a Wind: the Battle of the Frigidus

    The Battle of the Frigidus 394 was one of the most important clashes as the Western Roman Empire was winding down: Honorius, the loss of Britain, Gerontius in Spain all just above the horizon… 5 and 6 September of that year, two enormous armies, perhaps as many as 150,000 men, took to the field under, […]

    Daily History Picture: St Christopher as Dog Head March 23, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: St Christopher as Dog Head

    One of Christianity’s strangest icons…

    Review: Death and the Dolce Vita March 22, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Review: Death and the Dolce Vita

    Stephen Gundle is one of the best British writers on Italy. He has dealt with Italy film industry, the Italian ideal of beauty and the relationship between Botteghe Oscure (the nasty old Italian Communist Party) and Moscow. However, his most mainstream book is Death and the Dolce Vita: the Dark Side of Rome in the […]

    History Roundup 797: Books and Fragments March 22, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 797: Books and Fragments

    Today’s links follow 1) Parr as Author: England 2) The Greatest Library: Egypt 3) Darwin’s Fragments: US 4) English Phrases: the dictionary 5) Propaganda: the streets and from the archives 6) Food Orgy Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Essential Nick Drake

    Daily History Picture: Snipers Prepare March 22, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Snipers Prepare

    Think of the Germans advancing

    Granddad Became a Seal March 21, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Granddad Became a Seal

    Busy day here as the students are to be crucified in a ritual quiz. Here is a curious seal story from Ireland; there are, Beach thinks, other British or Irish story of humans becoming animals at death, but he can’t find them. Can anyone help? drbeachcombing At yahoo DOT com I don’t exactly know whether […]

    History Roundup 796: Supernatural Stories March 21, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 796: Supernatural Stories

    Today’s links follow 1) Forgotten Fairies: Ireland 2) King Kong History: Cinema 3) Ghost Photograph: US 4) Elementals: Ireland 5) Seeing What Others Don’t: the lab and from the archives 6) Where is the Oregon Trail Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Do you trust ghost hunters, Meeting Across […]

    Daily History Picture: St Francis Preaches in Egypt March 21, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: St Francis Preaches in Egypt

    He was very lucky to come out of that one alive…

    History Roundup 795: Ancient and Prehistoric Stuff March 20, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 795: Ancient and Prehistoric Stuff

    Today’s links follow 1) Humans and Deserts: Sahara 2) New Pyramid: Egypt 3) Bison and North America: the plains 4) Bone Harpoons: Africa 5) Male Migrants from the Plains: Europe and from the archives 6) Starving Duel in Idaho Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Tragic yet fascinating

    Daily History Picture: Anthony and Spiderman March 20, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Anthony and Spiderman

    I say spiderman. What else could you call him?

    Exploding Pipes March 20, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
    Exploding Pipes

    Bored, got nothing to do? Here’s a thought. Why not blind a friend for a lark? There are a couple score newspaper stories from 1850-1950 of workmen, companions and complete strangers giving victims pipes that have been doctored with gunpowder. Typically the smoker puts a match to the shag of tobacco, takes a deep breath and […]

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