jump to navigation
  • History Roundup 738 including Eating Cuneiform and Library Duties November 22, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 738 including Eating Cuneiform and Library Duties

    1)  Eating Cuneiform: the kitchen 2) Museums and Facts: court 3) Best Known Art Animal: Library 4) Remembering Little Big Horn: US 5) What Happened to Greenlanders? the far north and from the archives 6) Invisible Library Among Fairies Other links: Obama Curse, If Everyone Was Listening

    Daily History Picture: Charlie Meets Albert November 22, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Charlie Meets Albert

    This picture has become more famous with the years: Charlie Chaplin (in mature phase) meets Albert Einstein (who seems a little starstruck)

    Review: Postwar November 22, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Review: Postwar

    Tony Judt is often touted as one of the great historians of the later twentieth century. Yet really his writings are, with one exception, not the stuff that world reputations are made on The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century or Socialism in Provence 1871–1914: A Study in the Origins […]

    History Roundup 737 including Lost Manuscripts and Non Existent Libraries November 21, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 737 including Lost Manuscripts and Non Existent Libraries

    1) Cinema Occult Libraries: the big screen 2) Translating Obscenity: France 3) ****Missing Fairy Manuscript: US*** Beach pays bounty on this one… 4) Metallic Ink: Ancient Greece 5) Stolen Bestiary: England/Scotland and from the archives 6) Freedom of Information and Noah’s Ark Other links: Weird Arctic Noises, Spy Fun

    Daily History Picture: Spartacus Extras November 21, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Spartacus Extras

    Spartacus extras, the numbers are so Kubrick could shout them into position…

    Milk Stealers: Paleolithic or Neolithic? November 21, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Prehistoric
    Milk Stealers: Paleolithic or Neolithic?

    It is a snakey week and here is a second snake post in almost as many days. There are many legends about snakes and other reptiles taking milk from nursing mothers, there are also many legends about snakes and other reptiles (and sometimes birds) taking milk from cattle. Beach has given examples of these tales […]

    Night Soldiers: the World of Alan Furst November 20, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Night Soldiers: the World of Alan Furst

    Europe from 1933-1945, from Hitler’s arrival in office to the moment that the moustached one ends his life with a pistol in the bunker. What a truly remarkably, ear-splittingly screwed up continent! We travel from De Valera’s theocratic Ireland dancing  hopelessly at the crossroads, to men, women and children being taken downstairs to be shot […]

    New History Books: A Very English Scandal November 20, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: A Very English Scandal

    Jeremy Thorpe and the most bizarre of bizarre British scandals: ‘vote Liberal or we’ll shoot your dog etc’ John Preston, A Very English Scandal

    Killer Snake Wheels November 19, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
    Killer Snake Wheels

    Beach has just had a glorious meal but before going back to table he wanted to share this great snake urban legend: as regular readers will know snakes are a favourite subject. This comes from Pol and Fisher’s Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet. How can anyone […]

    New History Books: Knitskrieg November 19, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Knitskrieg

    Joyce Meader, Knitskrieg Outside my comfort zone here but honestly the title….

    History Roundup 736: Demons, UFOs, Fairies and Flame Monsters November 18, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 736: Demons, UFOs, Fairies and Flame Monsters

    1) America’s First UFO: US 2) Clairvoyant Seeks Out Explorer: Britain 3) Conan Doyle and the Fairies: UK 4) The Figure in the Flame: US 5) Bloodletting on St Martin’s Day: Ireland and from the archives 6) Drilling Out Demons Other links: Human Population through history

    Sadistic Supernatural Creatures November 18, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Sadistic Supernatural Creatures

    The Auld Lord was a creepy monster associated with Lowther in Westmorland (the old English county between Lancashire and Cumbria). The Auld Lord spent most of his time spinning around the countryside with headless outriders and running his coach down impossibly steep inclines. But when back at home at Lowther Hall his dark side would […]

    Daily History Picture: Finnish Plane November 18, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Finnish Plane

    Finnish Plane, note the Finnish swastika

    History Roundup 735 including Roman Lawn Signs and Mantraps November 17, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 735 including Roman Lawn Signs and Mantraps

    1) Roman Lawn Signs: the Empire 2) Shared War Song: Europe (Our take) 3) Worst Soldier in the Army: Britain 4) Mantraps: English countryside 5) Wellington Meets Napoleon (Mrs): France and from the archives 6) Irish Rattlesnakes? Other links: Taranto Raid (interesting for primitive but striking graphics)

    Daily History Picture: Flapper Words November 17, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Flapper Words

    How our great grandmother’s spoke…

    Page 4 of 252« First...23456...102030...Last »