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  • History Roundup 561 including New Templar Theory January 4, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 561 including New Templar Theory

    Today’s links follow. 1) Washington’s Ten Days: America 2) Tolstoy and History: Russia 3) Prohibition and Penal Culture: US 4) Hidden Chamber Fun: Egypt 5) New Templar Theory: Jerusalem 6) Killing in Lost Human Species: Prehistory and from the archives 7) Dogs of God Other links: Superstitious pigeons, a great film

    Daily History Picture: Against Mini Skirts January 4, 2016

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

    Fighting modernity…

    A Linguistic Family Tree of North-West European Fairies January 4, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval, Modern
    A Linguistic Family Tree of North-West European Fairies

    Word history is particularly fraught where supernatural creatures are involved. Uncanny things multiply with such disconcerting speed (often varying from valley to valley) that the normal philological approaches can easily get stuck in the mud. A particularly painful example of this is what might be called the bugge family. Bugge meant demon or spirit in Middle English: […]

    New History Books: Evasion and Escape Devices January 3, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Evasion and Escape Devices

    Froom, Evasion and Escape Devices Looks great, a bit expensive perhaps.

    The Boom of the Bitterbump January 3, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
    The Boom of the Bitterbump

    Beach has recently been going through modern folklore books for the northern English counties (Lancashire, the three Ridings, Northumberland etc etc). Of forty or fifty books he has so far taken to bed he has been struck by their rather low quality. There are not many awful books, but most are offensively mediocre: these people, remember, […]

    New History Books: King of Kings January 2, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: King of Kings

    Asserate, King of Kings Always had a thing for Haile: choked with a pillow?

    The World in 2030: Predictions January 2, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
    The World in 2030: Predictions

    Perhaps the most interesting read this Christmas were the CIA’s predictions, in 2000, for 2015. Fifteen years ago a lot of very intelligent men and women sat down, chewed the geo-political cud and they still got a good deal wrong. Here in 2015 Beach thought that he would go with his gut on a series of […]

    Beachcombed 67 January 1, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 67

    Dear Reader, thanks as always for all the emails and communications. This month, for the first time in six years, started a book, very excited. Perhaps a cycle is drawing to an end. Christmas was good with friends visiting and a trip to the cinema for the first time in a decade: Star Wars… This […]

    Daily History Picture: Football Testing December 31, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Football Testing

    Shocking stuff…

    History Roundup 560 including Scotland Centre of the World December 31, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 560 including Scotland Centre of the World

    Today’s links follow. 1) Political Antiquities Thief: Israel 2) Mein Kampf is Back: Germany 3) First Published Woman: Britain 4) Astrology Fun: Europe 5) Centre of the World: Orkney 6) Nazi Wind Tunnels: Washington DC and from the archives 7) Churchill, De Gaulle and Waterloo Other links: Debussy, La Mer

    Index Biography #25: Prize a book December 31, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval, Modern
    Index Biography #25: Prize a 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 […]

    Daily History Picture: 1914 Advance Through Flowers December 30, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: 1914 Advance Through Flowers

    Incredible image as the German army advances towards the Allied lines…

    History Roundup 559 including Christ’s Tomb in Japan December 30, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 559 including Christ's Tomb in Japan

    Today’s links follow. 1) Soldier Ghosts: The Trenches 2) Karma Kills: France 3) Jesus Christ’s Tomb: Japan 4) Shelley and the Occult: Britain 5) Murder Fun: Scotland 6) Marble Sphinx: China and from the archives 7) Procopius, Britia and Britain Other links: Polyamory, Princess Leia Theme

    How to Get Rid of a Poltergeist December 30, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite, Contemporary
    How to Get Rid of a Poltergeist

    James McClenon is a sociologist who has written on the paranormal and parapsychology. His books are to be recommended in the highest terms, not just for their arguments, put perhaps most of all for their reasonable yet never irritating openness to the unexplained; something which does not offend even a hoary old materialist like Beach. […]

    Daily History Picture: Illuminated Elephant December 29, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Illuminated Elephant

    Angry?

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