"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Friday, December 26, 2014

Weekend Link Dump

A cat in a hat!

Fancy that!

And on we go.  My apologies for the relatively small collection of links, but Ye Olde Blogosphere tends to get quiet during Christmas week.

What the hell did these Welshmen see?

Why the hell do people think gypsies steal children?

What the hell was this seal doing in the middle of an English field?

What the hell is this fish?!

Are you a Siberian cat?  Watch out for the tax collectors!

The decline and fall of the English country house.

Some medieval post-it notes.

Colonial New York wasn't all that Puritan.

Question of the week:  Why does England get all the good Christmas ghosts?

A look at the Great Revolt of 1381.

The legends of the Winter Solstice.

The rather grisly tradition of using animal hearts as folk charms.

If you had a bad Christmas, cheer up.  At least it was better than Nicolai Ceausescu's.

Abby Warner's Christmas Rap.

A ghost is taken to court, 1885.

George III, hoarder.

Mapping "hidden Britain."

Toys lost and found in the Thames.

Eat like a Viking!

Some mistletoe dos and don'ts.

Henry Wainwright, Bad Boyfriend.

Maria Barbella, who got revenge on a Bad Boyfriend.

And that's a wrap! See you on Monday, when we'll be talking crazed milking machines. Until then, it's closing time:

1 comment:

  1. You KNOW I had to go check out that fish. Merry late Christmas!


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