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  • History Roundup 256 including New God November 13, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 256 including New God

    Today’s links follow. 1) Right-o: English speaking world 2) New God: Turkey 3) Tiger Loose: London 4) Collections Access Expanded: early US history 5) Veteran Day Account: US 6) Sex Museums: global 7) Shrinking the Empire: Global and from the archives 8) Eden in the Persian Gulf Other links: poetry brothel and how to open […]

    Daily History Picture: Canadian Tanks November 13, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Canadian Tanks

    Late WW2, Canadian Tank troops deep in France

    Roman Adventures in Ethiopia November 13, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
    Roman Adventures in Ethiopia

    There is absolutely no doubt that Roman merchants passed down the Red Sea and traded with the Ethiopians. But how exciting when every so often we see more than just coins and broken pots. Here is an account of some Roman Syrians who had visited India in the early fourth century AD (for philosophical purposes!) […]

    History Roundup 255 including Women Against Coffee November 12, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 255 including Women Against Coffee

    Today’s post is on geoographical titles and today’s links follow. 1) Online infernal visions: Hell 2) Coffee Petition: Brilliant Britain 3) Empire Destroyed by Drout: Assyrian 4) Ice Age Baby and Weapons: Alaska 5) Half A Million for a Hat: Napoleon 6)10 Fictional Substances: Human imagination 7) Super Watch: Switzerland 8) Flood and Famines = […]

    The Pleasure of He Who Longs to Cross the Horizons November 12, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval
    The Pleasure of He Who Longs to Cross the Horizons

    A good book title should be like a good wine. It sits on your tongue and then spreads and then evokes… And there can be no genre of scholarly writing that evokes better than geography and travel literature the discoveries of those who, to respectfully rephrase one of the titles below, dared the horizon. Beach […]

    Daily History Picture: Concentration Camp Revenge November 12, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Concentration Camp Revenge

      The Nazi ordered forward by the prisoner

    History Roundup 254 including Mind Control Handbook November 11, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 254 including Mind Control Handbook

    Today’s links follow. 1) Chicken Ghost: London (‘My friends, I cannot tell you how proud I am to have the opportunity to introduce you to the Shivering Chicken Ghost of Highgate.’) 2) Mystery of Buried Clothes: Canada 3) Stencils on Steroids: Germany 4) Man in Well: Norway 5) Mind Control Handbook: US 6) Zodiac Killer […]

    Daily History Picture: Che Not Shooting Someone November 11, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Che Not Shooting Someone

    A rare casual photograph of the Marxist mass murderer

    Falling in Love with a Seventeen-Year-Old Revolutionary November 11, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Falling in Love with a Seventeen-Year-Old Revolutionary

     Marina Ginesta was seventeen when, in 1936, the picture above was taken by Hans Gutmann on top of the Hotel Colón in Barcelona. The Spanish Civil War was now underway and Marina, from a French family settled in Spain, had joined up with the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia. She did not habitually carry a gun, […]

    History Roundup 253 including OK and Georgian Glasses November 10, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 253 including OK and Georgian Glasses

    Today’s links follow. 1) Witchmarks: UK 2) Indian Jones Rights and Wrongs: Archaeological world 3) YS: Brittany 4) Hasselhoff at the Wall: Berlin 5) Lady with Scarf: Boston 6) Walking Across a Continent: US 7) Georgian Glasses: UK (loved this) 8) OK? US and from the archives 9) Barbecuing Friars Other links: ex husband writes book […]

    Daily History Picture: The Road of Death 1991 November 10, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: The Road of Death 1991

    The US destroys the Iraqi arming fleeing from Kuwait…

    The Biography of a Difficult to Bury Witch November 10, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Biography of a Difficult to Bury Witch

    Here is a little bit of gossip from Cornwall 1880 and a dose of human misery. An extraordinary but well authenticated instance of belief in witchcraft comes from St. Blazey, Cornwall. A woman named Keam, who died the other day, was believed by her neighbours to be a witch, and great difficulty was experienced in […]

    History Roundup 252 including Lake Monster Fake November 9, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 252 including Lake Monster Fake

    Today’s post is on historical ignorance and today’s links follow. 1) Strange Sixteenth Century Painter: Italy 2) Timothy Garton Ash at the Wall: Berlin 3) Bizarre Nixon Phonecall: US 4) Mr Moon and Mummified Molly: US 5) Misunderstanding Elephants: Europe 6) Fake Lake Monster: US 7) Absence of Ornamentation in Churches: Byzantine East and from the […]

    Daily History Picture: Wind in the Park November 9, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Wind in the Park

      What a world that could create these images and the Jane Austen novels…

    The Joys of Historical Ignorance November 9, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
    The Joys of Historical Ignorance

    For a student from the west the basic sign of historical literacy is whether or not you can put the following periods in their correct order: antiquity, ‘dark ages’, middle ages, renaissance and modernity. Beach has the privilege of teaching perhaps two hundred American students a year and probably ten percent would be capable of […]

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