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  • History Roundup 337 including Neruda Going Home February 26, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 337 including Neruda Going Home

    Today’s links follow. 1) Romans Out! Britain 2) Charlotte Where Are You? Georgian England 3) Neruda Goes Home: Chile 4) Hanging Bridges: all over 5) Mountain Treasures: Carpathians 6) 1806 Map: London 7) Cannibal Facts: all over 8) Remember (How) the Easter Rising: Ireland and from the archives 9) St Paul’s Rides the Blitz Other […]

    Daily History Picture: Obscene Middle Ages February 26, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Obscene Middle Ages

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    In Search of Medieval Pain February 26, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
    In Search of Medieval Pain

    First, a small rider. Beach would prefer to spend ten minutes in the company of medieval artists, than two hours in the company of the Renaissance ‘masters’. However, he has recently been disappointed in a search for pain among his favourite twelfth-, thirteenth- and fourteenth-century painters. In his naivety he thought that crucifixion scenes and […]

    History Roundup 336 including Japanese Mermaids February 25, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 336 including Japanese Mermaids

    Today’s links follow. 1) Cholera Victims: italy 2) First Mardi Gras: New Orleans (and our take) 3) Minister Tests Dead Wife: the US 4) Mayan Murals Beautifully Preserved: MesoAmerica 5) Archives and Dust: note for historians at risk of heart attack 6) Gold Sniffing Ghost: France 7) Mermaid: Japan and from the archives 8) One […]

    Daily History Picture: Italy Fights for the Alps February 25, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    Daily History Picture: Italy Fights for the Alps

    Italian soldiers in Alps, WW1: warriors with feathers, never a good sign…  

    How Gerbils Killed Millions February 25, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
    How Gerbils Killed Millions

    One of the most exciting areas of plague research in the last year has been the question of what transmitted the Black Death from central Asia into the distant but well populated margins of Euro-Asia in the fourteenth century. The answer which has been patly trotted out for over a hundred years now is that a rat […]

    History Roundup 336 including Heartbreak Graffiti February 24, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 336 including Heartbreak Graffiti

    Today’s links follow. 1) A Mummy Book: Etruscia/Egypt 2) Witchcraft: north East England 3) New England Ghost: Connecticut 4) Jacobite Treasures and the Lost Cause: Auction House 5) New Archaeological Discoveries: Singapore 6) Heartbreaking Graffiti: Cambridgeshire 7) Men and Women, the Truth: England 8) Photographic Processes: the West and from the archives 9) Atlantis Mysteries […]

    Daily History Picture: 1956 Budapest February 24, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: 1956 Budapest

    Lest we forget: Hungarian patriots rise against the Soviets.  

    Good Swastikas? The Hakaristi February 24, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Good Swastikas? The Hakaristi

    When is a swastika a good sign? The answer is, crudely, when it predates the Nazi party’s adoption of the crooked cross in 1920, for the swastika is one of the most ancient and one of the most widespread of human symbols. In many countries it remained an essentially religious symbol, locked into a pre-modern memory […]

    History Roundup 335 including new Sherlock Holmes Story February 23, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 335 including new Sherlock Holmes Story

    Today’s links follow. 1) New Sherlock Holmes Story: Scotland 2) Truman’s Almost Sent Telegram: McCarthy 3) Body Snatching: Scotland 4) Tropical Fire Ants: All Over the World 5) African American Women Find Freedom: Paris! 6) Curiosity Cabinet: Manchester College 7) Jacobite Ghosts: Scotland ‘ghosts take time to ripen’!!! and from the archives 8) Electric Eels […]

    Daily History Picture: Laughing Gas February 23, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Laughing Gas

    Laughing gas entertainment…

    Historical Ménage a Trois February 23, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
    Historical Ménage a Trois

    Beach has recently become fascinated by those who live a ménage a trois, leaving behind the conventional marriage of two and creating something like a marriage of three: a man lives with his wife and lover; a man lives with a gay policeman and his wife… etc etc Such a coupling (tripling) is difficult to pull off today, […]

    History Roundup 334 including Fumigation Fun February 22, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 334 including Fumigation Fun

    Today’s links follow. 1) Retrieving Goods from Cremation: Roman Empire 2) Richard III’s Death Blow: England 3) Fumigation Fun: England 4) Tute’s Guardian: Egypt 5) Ann’s Face at Last: England 6) Love Sick Fool No More: England 7) Surviving Hanging: York 8) Better Life Expectancy After Rome: Britain and from the archives 9) The Most […]

    Daily History Picture: Horned Woman February 22, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Horned Woman

      A horned woman, late sixteenth century

    Flesh-Eating Icelandic Elves February 22, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
    Flesh-Eating Icelandic Elves

    [Brian Froud image?] About a month ago Beach ran a post describing a fairy ritual from early medieval Iceland, albeit one recorded in a twelfth-century life (see link for precious comments by Lief). Here is another example of an Icelandic work recording religious fairy lore. This is from Kormáks saga, a difficult to date work […]

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