"...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, May 22, 2020

Weekend Link Dump

"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

This week's Link Dump features a pool party!

Who the hell owns English swans?

Why the hell do we see lights before we die?

Ancient coffins and black goo.

George Cruikshank and the Tower of London.

Archival sacrifices for love.

Trieste, city of exiles.

The strange case of Lurancy Vennum.

The birth of the English actress.

The language of Cairo goldsmiths.

Raphael, the architect.

Thomas Bewick on cats.

1918 advice about combating flu.

This would explain a lot about 2020.

Those ever-popular stone throwing poltergeists.

The bizarre--and somewhat murky--disappearance of Terrence Woods.

The first pocket record player.

The mystery of the Guadeloupe Woman.

A heroic London hygienist.

How one family came to be addicted to the name "Seringa."

The latest in the world of science: penguin poop is driving researchers crazy.

Hidden text in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

An important discovery of an ancient city.

Sweden's last public beheadings.

This week in Russian Weird: in which doll collecting meets Ed Gein.

The Devil in a diving suit.

Endangered languages.

A Paris bookshop's legendary clientele.

The real "Real McCoy."

Exorcism at an Irish grotto.

The first Englishman to visit Japan.

A family is murdered by a mob.

The disputed link between rats and the Black Death.

The female prisoners of Newgate.

A father/daughter relationship goes really bad.

Lesser-known photos of the Titanic.

Fortean fogs.

King John's illegitimate son.

Strange doings involving an Oxford scholar.

The life story of a 19th century refugee in London.

The legendary Firebird.

The mysteriously disappearing tanker.

Want to combine budget travel with a crime spree?  You've come to the right link.

What do you get when you mix LSD, prostitutes, the CIA, and aliens?  This story.

Why Catherine was The Great.

The sons of Dido Elizabeth Belle.

And, finally: dawn at the Moon's North Pole is a hell of a spooky sight.

And yet another Link Dump comes to a close.  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a scandalous and particularly sad murder.  In the meantime, what's a pool party without Water Music?

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't known much about King John's son, Richard. He seemed to have been a typical Plantagenet in that he was brave and resourceful in battle, and slovenly and lazy in every-day living.

    And here in Canada, the Black Donnellys are notorious; well, at least in Ontario.


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