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  • Daily History Picture: Prehistoric Gummy Bear December 28, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Prehistoric Gummy Bear

    Adorable. Could this be mass produced for the greater good?

    History Roundup 761: Some Spying and Espionage Gems December 27, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 761: Some Spying and Espionage Gems

    Today’s links follow 1) KGB and Anti-Semitism: Russia and Israel 2) Elizabethan Spies: Britain 3) MI5 and Sex Secrets: Eton 4) CIA and Other People’s Elections: the world 5) Understanding Castro: Britain and from the archives 6) Neo-Pagan Partisans Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Jigsaw Pieces, Marillion

    Daily History Picture: Civil Rights Protest December 27, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Civil Rights Protest

    ‘integrates your money but segregates you’

    History Roundup 760: Some Christmas Weirdness December 26, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 760: Some Christmas Weirdness

    Today’s links follow 1) Christmas in North America: US 2) First Christmas Trees: Town Squares 3) Killer Christmas Trees: the Sitting Room 4) Killing Christmas: US largely 5) Lost Letters Santa: Postoffice (what an extraordinary historical resource) and from the archives 6) Burning Libraries Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other […]

    Ghost Changes Will December 26, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Ghost Changes Will

    This is one of those only in Ireland stories, which the British press loved in the nineteenth century. The tale originally came up in the Cork Examiner, but this text was taken from Bu He, 3 April 1869. An amusing instance of post mortem bequest and its consequences transpired at the Kanturk Petty Sessions on […]

    Daily History Picture: A Historical Christmas to You All! December 26, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: A Historical Christmas to  You All!

    Victorian Urban Legend: The Cheese Thief December 25, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern

    This tale appeared in a good Protestant paper in the six counties. It has a puritan twist and a capitalist ethic. The following story is told of Mr. Sheaf, a grocer in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: it appears that a man had purchased some wool of him. which had been weighed and paid for and Mr. […]

    Happy Christmas! December 25, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
    Happy Christmas!

    ‘I told you these were shadows of the things that have been,’ said the Ghost. ‘That they are what they are, do not blame me!’

    History Roundup 759: Insects, Condoms, Hippos and Toys December 23, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 759: Insects, Condoms, Hippos and Toys

    Today’s links follow 1) Retro Condoms: the Pharmacy 2) Creepy Insects: UK 3) Ghastly Toys: Toyshop 4) Christmas Sherry: US 5) Hippo Zoos: Europe and from the archives 6) High Noon in Carcasonne Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: human nature vs human history

    Daily History Picture: Polygamist Prison December 23, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Polygamist Prison

    1889 polygamist Mormons righteous in prison.

    History Roundup 758: Christmas Monsters December 22, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 758: Christmas Monsters

    Today’s links follow 1) Ghost as Witness: West Virginia (no the only time…) 2) Christmas Monsters: Norway 3) Witches’ Waffling: US 4) Fairy History: Scotland (some good stuff here) 5) Neanderthal Religion: Prehistory and from the archives 6) White Indians in Brazil Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Crimea […]

    Celia Alleyne: A Fairy Woman? December 22, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern

    In 1920 the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research published a letter from Celia Alleyne. I like this letter because having been through tens of such cases from the twentieth century now this is (a) written by a person of above average intelligence and (b) average in terms of relations with the ‘fairies’ (or […]

    Daily History Picture: Miranda in Prison December 22, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Miranda in Prison

    Miranda shortly before his death: the most colourful death and now montony in a small room. Can anyone go lower on sad prison images?

    History Roundup 757 including Iced Viking and Leprous Monarchy December 21, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 757 including Iced Viking and Leprous Monarchy

    Today’s links follow 1) Lost Ship: France and Florida 2) Iced Viking: the Glacier 3) Leprous King: Scotland 4) Mad Murder: Scotland 5) Weird Book: London and from the archives 6) the human drum Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Helping the best site on the internet, British Battle […]

    Daily History Picture: Mini Skirts For Ever December 21, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Mini Skirts For Ever

    Why we love mini skirts…

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