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  • History Roundup 315 including Tattooed Princess Revealed January 31, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 315 including Tattooed Princess Revealed

    Today’s links follow. 1) Climate Change and Oral Memory: Australia 2) St Kilda Diaries: Scotland 3) Grumpy Eleanor of Acquitaine: ! 4) SS Great Britain Grounded: Northern Ireland 5) Dandies on Ice: worth it for the picture 6) What Happened to Louis Le Prince: France 7) Princess Revealed: Siberia and from the archives 8) Irish […]

    The Index Biography #15: Prize = A Good Book January 31, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Index Biography #15: Prize = A Good Book

    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 up previously here Sheridan le Fanu and Joseph […]

    History Roundup 314 including Mysterious Egyptian Tomb January 30, 2015

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    History Roundup 314 including Mysterious Egyptian Tomb

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mysterious Tomb: Egypt 2) Hunley Coming Home: US 3) Neolithic Dairies: Ireland 4) The Death of Community: US 5) Red Numbers: Rome 6) Pirate  Medicine: the bottom of the ocean 7) Cervantes Found: Spain and from the archives 8) Werewolf of Temesa Other links: Time Travelling and Lloyd Cole Why I […]

    Daily History Picture: Snail City January 30, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Snail City

    I have no idea….

    Ghost at Lynton January 30, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Ghost at Lynton

    Beach is a sucker for these ghost stories from the Victorian, the Edwardian and immediate post Edwardian period. This particular series of horrors relates to the Ewings who lived as tenants at St Vincent’s Cottage, Lynton, 1937, ‘where a large number of bones have been found’. Here is Mrs Ewing: From the very start of our […]

    History Roundup 313 including Divine Oral Sex January 29, 2015

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    History Roundup 313 including Divine Oral Sex

    Today’s links follow. 1) France and Islam: love and trouble 2) Fashion Through the Ages: beautiful late nineteenth-century French work 3) George Psalmanazar: Germany 4) Arbeit Macht Frei: Poland 5) Spiritualist Writing: US 6) Divine Oral Sex: world wide strange customs 7) Bizarre Anatomical Machines: Italy and from the archives 8) Werewolf Faith Other links: Finnish […]

    Naked Christianity January 29, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Naked Christianity

    Beach recently shared the splendours of naked fertility rituals in Missouri from Colonial times to the Great Depression. The author of that article (Vance Randolph, Nakedness in Ozark Folk Belief, The Journal of American Folklore 66, 333-339) also describes what may be spill over into local Christianity. In 1905 a preacher, Jim Sharp from Missouri, […]

    Daily History Picture: Bang Goes the Hindenburg January 29, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Bang Goes the Hindenburg

    The Hindenburg comes crashing to earth, 1937… 36 died

    History Roundup 312 including Bone Music January 28, 2015

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    History Roundup 312 including Bone Music

    Today’s links follow. 1) Gypsy Winter Birth: Lincs 2) Burnt City Mysteries: Iraq 3) Re-enacting History: !!! 4) Women Soldiers in the Civil War: US 5) Drone and Archaeology: Italy 6) Archaeologist and Evil: I took this seriously for the first three paragraphs… 7) Bone Music: Soviet Union (fascinating) 8) Almost at Lost Colony: North […]

    Daily History Picture: Helen and Charlie January 28, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Helen and Charlie

    Helen Keller meets Charlie Chaplin

    The Lost Tragedy of Anne Boleyn January 28, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Lost Tragedy of Anne Boleyn

    An entry in the burning libraries catalogue… In 1536 Anne Boleyn was executed for sexual betrayal and for plotting the murder of the king, her husband Henry VIII. Beach has examined these extraordinary claims in another post, sufficient to say for now that there was almost certainly no substance to them, but that Henry VIII […]

    History Roundup 311 including Reading Lost Roman Library January 27, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 311 including Reading Lost Roman Library

    Today’s links follow. 1) Oldest Gospel Fragment: Nova Scotia 2) Early Butchery: Spain 3) Ivan’s Lost Library:  Russia 4) Defending the Buttery: Scotland 5) Reading Pompeii Library: Italy 6) Roman Graffiti: the Empire 7) Folk Horror: England (and a bit in Scotland) 8) Poe’s Psychic Message: the other side and from the archives 9) Tenth-Century […]

    Daily History Picture: Running for Freedom January 27, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    Daily History Picture: Running for Freedom

    Hans Schumann runs for freedom in Berlin, 15 Aug 1961

    The Eighteen Year Old Problem: Murder in WW2 France January 27, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    The Eighteen Year Old Problem: Murder in WW2 France

    Beach had, as a historically-inclined teenager, a recurrent dream, where he was on an island in a lake and a Viking boat full of blond psychos was coming toward him (and there was nowhere to go and nowhere to hide). The extract below has something of the same terrible inevitability. Certainly, having read this a […]

    History Roundup 310 including the Painter and the Devil January 26, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 310 including the Painter and the Devil

    Today’s links follow. 1) First Geological Map: Britain 2) Tut’s Beard Gone: Egypt 3) Communist Video Arcades: Soviet Union 4) Love in the Ruins: Warsaw 5) Vicky Visions: England and elsewhere 6) Ammonite Troubles: Palestine 7) War Comics: Auction House 8) Painter and Devil: Austria and from the archives 9) Droit du Foreigner (sex adn […]

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