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  • Daily History Picture: Rage Against the Patriarchy! October 3, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Rage Against the Patriarchy!

    Fighting against Miss America

    New History Books: Pickett’s Charge October 2, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Pickett's Charge

    Philip Thomas Tucker, Pickett’s Charge ‘For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s still not yet two o’clock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and […]

    Chinese in Roman London? October 2, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
    Chinese in Roman London?

    Chinese in Roman London? It is well known that the Roman empire was a cosmopolitan place, even a tedious, sorry backwater like Britannia. The combination of soldiers, slaves and solid economic infrastructure meant unprecedented movement of individuals. However, what about the history story of the week, the claim that two Chinese bodies have been dug […]

    Beachcombed 76 October 1, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 76

    Dear Reader, What a month. A phantom pregnancy (farce and fear), watching a five year old start school (tragedy), and lots of book editing (the highlight?), then there has been the fun of the American elections and new students (outstanding classes). There follow the c. 10000 most interesting words sent in to StrangeHistory. Thanks to […]

    History Roundup 703 including Scroll Decoded September 30, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 703 including Scroll Decoded

    Today’s links follow 1) Dearest Georgy: England 2) Museum Body: US 3) Carnegie’s Libraries: All over 4) Scroll Decoded: Israel 5) New Rock Carving Discovery: Scotland and from the archives 6) Italy’s World War Disaster Other links: fighting in Italian parliament strangehistorylinksATgmailDOTcom for consideration of links

    Index Biography #34: Prize a book September 30, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
    Index Biography #34: Prize a book

    ***Congrats to Melissa for getting this one*** The Index Biography is a new form of biography pioneered by this blog and introduced in a previous post. The creator must find a biography of a famous individual from history, they must turn to the index and write down eight peripheral facts about the individual’s life. We offered […]

    History Roundup 702 including Roman Showers and Drone Archaeologists September 29, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 702 including Roman Showers and Drone Archaeologists

    Today’s links follow 1) White King: Kenya 2) Afro-Creole Spiritualists: the Americas 3) Roman Showers: the Empire 4) Drone Archaeologists: Italy 5) 10 Non-Existent Places: the globe and from the archives 6) Joan’s Voices Other links: shaman’s last apprentice strangehistorylinksATgmailDOTcom for consideration of links

    Daily History Picture: Civil War Skulls September 29, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Civil War Skulls

    Sometime after the Battle of the Wilderness…

    Pook’s Hill and Kipling September 29, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Pook's Hill and Kipling

    There are two versions of the history of Pook’s Hill: the official version; and the official-official version. First, the official version. Kipling wrote in the Edwardian period a book for his children about English history: Puck of Pook’s Hill, published in 1906. A fairy, Puck, introduces Kipling’s two children to the marvelous wonders of the […]

    History Roundup 701 including Fairy Blasts September 28, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 701 including Fairy Blasts

    Today’s links follow 1) Michaelangelo’s hidden pictures: Florence 2) Joe Reap: US 3) Fairy Blast: Ireland etc 4) Soviets Map US: Washington 5) Coloured Statues: Greece and from the archives 6) Sunk three times in an hour Other links: interesting British illegal killings in the six counties strangehistorylinksATgmailDOTcom for consideration of links

    Daily History Picture: Skating in Early 1800s September 28, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Skating in Early 1800s

    Love the ‘Dangerous’ and the little girl…

    The Unquiet Dead September 28, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
    The Unquiet Dead

    The unquiet dead. One put his head on a railway line and was decapitated by an obliging train. One was stabbed between twenty and thirty times by her ex boyfriend. The third was drowned in a canoeing accident late one night. These three incidents are the closest that Beach has come to violent death. Happily […]

    History Roundup 700 including Atom Bombs and Fire Pillars September 27, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 700 including Atom Bombs and Fire Pillars

    Today’s links follow 1) Five Men Watch Exploding Atom Bomb: …. 2) Fire Pillar: Egypt 3) Bible from Plato! Ancient Med 4) Listen to Otzi: Alps 5) George Washington and the Donkey: US and from the archives 6) Roman adventures in Ethiopia Other links: Mumford and Sons, I’m on Fire strangehistorylinksATgmailDOTcom for consideration of links

    Daily History Picture: Knights of the Circumference September 27, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Knights of the Circumference

    Bit weak, but it appealed…

    A Goat, A Man and Two Prostitutes September 27, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
    A Goat, A Man and Two Prostitutes

    Beach recently ran across this sordid but fascinating episode in Otis, Prostitution in Medieval Society (71). Those of a sensitive disposition might just want to go and do the washing up now. Those who are determined to read on prepare yourselves… Significant, too, is the Venetian court register that records, in the trial of a […]

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