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  • History Roundup 346 including Who Killed Buddy Holly!? March 8, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 346 including Who Killed Buddy Holly!?

    Today’s links follow. 1) America Early: Oregon! 2) Two Hundred Year Old Beer: Ocean 3) Iron Age Elite Tomb: France 4) Who Killed Buddy Really! US 5) Scientist Pope: France and Italy 6) The Executioner Executioned: England 7) Devil’s Hoof Print: England 8) Einstein’s Lesser Known Work: US and from the archives 9) Byron’s Skull […]

    Beachcombing and the Telepathic Rat March 8, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
    Beachcombing and the Telepathic Rat

    In the last few weeks rats have been seen in the garden of Chez Beachcombing. The women in the house got rather hysterical about these old grandfathers of the sewer running up and down among the roses, and they may have had a point. But the rats don’t live in our garden, they just visit […]

    History Roundup 345 including Book Burning Fun March 7, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 345 including Book Burning Fun

    Today’s links follow. 1) Freak Stone Tool Find: Alaska 2) Book Burning: through history 3) Jesus’ House: Palestine 4) Great Nazi Scientists: in America… 5) Liberating Britain from the Nazis: Channel Islands 6) Mad Digs: Algeria and from the archives 7) Misremembering Kennedy’s Death Other links: new Portuguese island kingdom, the problem of searching for […]

    Unlucky Jobs: Japanese Prime Ministers, 1900-1950 March 7, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Uncategorized
    Unlucky Jobs: Japanese Prime Ministers, 1900-1950

    Beach recently added to his tag on the worst careers in the world, noting how being an English or, God forbid, a Scottish king was really very dangerous in the Middle Ages. He has now decided to bring these observations up to date with presidents and prime ministers. Instead of covering periods of 500 years, […]

    History Roundup 344 including Drone Archaeology March 6, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 344 including Drone Archaeology

    Today’s links follow. 1) Underwater Agriculture Neolithic: Britain 2) Slavery Archaeology: Stratford 3) Drone Archaeology: Qatar 4) Remembering WW2: Poland (Economist, good piece) 5) AS Treasure: Norfolk 6) ISIS Destroying History: the Caliphate and from the archives 7) Dear Lord and Father of Mankind: A Song Against Songs Other links: Betrayal on Radio, Cottingley Rejig, […]

    Review: The Victorian Book of the Dead March 6, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Review: The Victorian Book of the Dead

    In the last thirty years historians have found a new way to pattern their vast bibliographies. Rather than just include twenty pages in alphabetical order – too easy for the scholarly mind – many have decided, instead, to split the bibliography in two. The first bibliography will be primary sources and the second bibliography will […]

    History Roundup 343 including Cheese Magic March 5, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 343 including Cheese Magic

    Today’s links follow. 1) Cheese Magic: England 2) 8000-Year-Old Wheat: UK 3) Henry VIII’s Divorce Book: Cornwall 4) Victor Hugo Art: France (I knew nothing about this) 5) Mummy Hair and Diet: South America 6) Folklore and Class: loved this 7) More on Mein Kampf: Germany and from the archives 8) Bats Fight Japan Other […]

    Daily History Picture: Bosnian Homecoming March 5, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Bosnian Homecoming

    The Civil War in Bosnia

    Churchill’s Daemon March 5, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Churchill’s Daemon

    Strange History has noted before the belief in daemons, individual spirit guides, a Mediterranean tradition that matures into the guardian angel with the assistance of Christianity. The most striking example is certainly that of Socrates who had regular conversations with his daemon. Then there is Joan of Arc and St Michael (or whoever)… Beach today […]

    History Roundup 342 including Cholera Jokes March 4, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 342 including Cholera Jokes

    Today’s links follow. 1) Stolen Books from Italy: California 2) Cholera Jokes! only Chris 3) Monk in Statue: China 4) Winston’s Blood: Auction! 5) Fire Dog: US 6) Slaves in 1776: US 7) Einstein God Letter: Auction 8) Mein Kampf Back: Germany and from the archives 9) The Crocodile and the Wardrobe and the Dog […]

    Daily History Picture: Knight vs Knight, Horse vs Horse March 4, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Knight vs Knight, Horse vs Horse

    Equestrian loyalty in the first estate: love the black and red hooves!

    Tears and Bows: WW1 Ambassadors and Declarations of War March 4, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Tears and Bows: WW1 Ambassadors and Declarations of War

    A recent post looked at the tensions created by ambassadors declaring war in WW2. Today, instead, some descriptions of declarations of war from World War 1. The initial impression is that there was more formality and more old world charm. Some of the ambassadors may have believed they would be back in their host capitals by […]

    History Roundup 341 including the Baron of Arizona March 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 341 including the Baron of Arizona

    Today’s links follow. 1) Medieval Magic: the West 2) UFO and Museum: New England 3) Baron in the Desert: Arizona! 4) Oriental Jones: the East and England 5) Fighting Women: England (brilliant images, don’t miss) 6) Islamic Coins in Shield: Vikings…. 7) Ancient City Design: past is present 8) Talking to the Dead with Radio? […]

    Daily History Picture: Coney Island Drowning March 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Coney Island Drowning

    1940 Coney Island Drowning. What’s most interesting the respiration equipment or the girl’s incredibly inappropriate Bay Watch smile?

    Immortal Meals #21: The Fish That Killed An Emperor March 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
    Immortal Meals #21: The Fish That Killed An Emperor

    ***thanks to Tacitus from Detritus for sending this one in*** Symmachus and the far more famous Boethius were Roman nobles after the end of the Roman empire, an uncomfortable time to be ‘senators’. Boethius fell into disgrace with the emperor Theoderic: he essentially got into trouble for defending, in the law courts, an enemy of Theoderic. […]

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