"...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 22, 2017

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is once again sponsored by the League of Christmas Cats!

Watch out for those phantom hogs!

Watch out for those were-cats!

Cruel treatment and hidden identity.

The first computer-generated Christmas carols.

Louis XIV, Dancing King.

The real-life ghost story which enlivened Samuel Pepys' Christmas.

Christmas Eve in 19th century Pennsylvania.

Gryla vs. Krampus!

The paranormal "Titanic."

The case of the frozen pilgrim.

How Speck the cat saved Christmas.

The Great Nova Scotia Wheelbarrow Miracle.

Who was the real Victorian Santa Claus?

Twelve scenes of 18th-19th century Christmases.

Several scenes of Georgian Christmases.

A scene of East India Company Christmases.

Have yourselves a scary little Christmas!

Folklore advice for a merry little Christmas!

Robert Southey's reboot of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

Have you rotated your cat today?

The "Poetess of Perfume."

The curative eye magnet.

Protecting the grave of an equine hero.

Another busy day at Tyburn.

How to relax like an ancient Roman.

A very unlucky apprentice.

The diaries of an 18th century Huguenot girl.

Some early 19th century tavern anecdotes.

Not to worry, it's just a big blob of hot rock bubbling up under New England.

Some Christmas superstitions.

The Egg Race scientist.

A cat's bespoke Christmas coat.

Some early Christmas carols.

A 19th century country house Christmas.

Images of "wonderful London."

Veiled Victorian babies.

Attitudes towards cruelty to animals in 18th century England.

Wife-beating in Victorian England.

Stealing the Irish giant.

The Irish in Regency England.

That's it for this week!  As Monday is Christmas Day, we'll celebrate with a holiday-themed poltergeist!

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