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  • History Roundup 814: Archaeology April 17, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 814: Archaeology

      Today’s links follow 1) Roanoke Misunderstanding: US 2) Superb Mosaic: France 3) Sandstorm Uncovers Treasures? Iran 4) Ostrich Egg Trade: Eurasia 5) Future of Archaeology: ? and from the archives 6) Lactating Love Goddesses Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: This is your life, Laurel and Hardy!  

    Daily History Picture: Bull Attack April 17, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Bull Attack

    Dangers of town dwelling in the early 1800s…

    Gulled at Hull April 16, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Gulled at Hull

    This is a uniquely charming Victorian confidence trick to add to our collection. Enjoy! Hull Fair is acknowledged to be one of the largest of its kind in the country. Thousands of excursionists flock into the city on October 11th, and the succeeding days, and every blackguard, thief, and confidence trickster in the North of […]

    Ghost Funeral in Liverpool April 15, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Ghost Funeral in Liverpool

    This is an unusually well written ghost account from Liverpool. It does not appear to come up in any of Tom Slemen’s work on Liverpool (though Beach waits to be contradicted!). This appeared in the Liverpool Post in 1891. Note that in Ireland (with which Liverpool has strong migrant links) this could almost be a […]

    History Roundup 813: Wonders and Magic April 14, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 813: Wonders and Magic

    Today’s links follow 1) Magnetic Girl: the stage 2) Color Doctor: US 3) Gold: Fort Knox 4) Bowie Shrines: London 5) Vanishing Crew: 7 Seas and from the archives 6) Neurology of Being Pixy-Led Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Amanda Knox video (best documentary on the case)

    Daily History Picture: Martyrdom April 14, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Martyrdom

    St Thomas and the divine sword…

    History Roundup 812: Castoffs April 13, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 812: Castoffs

    Today’s links follow 1) A Toy Boat: Vikings 2) Drawings: Italy (bit old but good) 3) Shopping List: UK 4) Orange Dresses: wardrobe 5) Clovis Heads: US and from the archives 6) Slaughter Hounds in Ireland Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Excellent Cadavers (the documentary not the film)

    Dumb Duels #8: Balloon Fights April 13, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Dumb Duels #8: Balloon Fights

    Want to die? Try fighting a duel in a balloon with blunderbusses and ‘without a parachute’. Two aeronauts, recently arrived at New York, Messrs. John Lewis, from England, and Tarteifter, native of Prussia, met about three weeks ago at Johns Woods, where both intended to make public ascents, and at the end of a dispute […]

    Daily History Picture: Tilting Ground April 13, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Tilting Ground

    From Cumbria, apparently a prehistoric ‘rath’ interpreted as a tilting ground…

    History Roundup 811: Supernatural April 12, 2017

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    History Roundup 811: Supernatural

    Today’s links follow 1) Vampires (lots of doubts here): Yorkshire 2) Wild Men: Wales 3) Fairy Familiars: Europe 4) Ghost Killing? US 5) Ghost Photo! France and from the archives 6) Johnny Norton the Electric Boy Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Nuclear bang video

    Daily History Picture: Keeping Fit on the Titanic April 12, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Keeping Fit on the Titanic

    Just in case you need to swim a long way…

    History Roundup 810: Origins April 11, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 810: Origins

    Today’s links follow 1) DNA: America 2) Brexit: Prehistory 3) Trump: US and Germany (agree with about half of this) 4) Language: Africa 5) Anti-Intellectualism: Forum and from the archives 6) Dragon in Devon Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: US War Dogs

    Daily History Picture: Tombstone for a Trout April 11, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Tombstone for a Trout

    Loved this one…

    Marriage Letter Spells April 11, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Marriage Letter Spells

    Location: Only attested in the English West Country and only found in one source (Anon 1870) Aim: To discover the name of your future spouse. Ingredients: a bowl, water, some paper, pens and scissors, a literate family member. Method: West Country Spell (anon 1870) (i) Get a literate family member to write out all 26 […]

    History Roundup 809: Romans April 10, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 809: Romans

    Today’s links follow 1) Roman Entertainment: the computer 2) Roman Army: short video 3) Roman Food: shame this site seems to have gone quite, looked good… 4) Roman Sex Scandal? Pennines 5) New Roman Treasure: Rome and from the archives 6) Historical Barbies Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: […]

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