"...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 13, 2016

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is proud to be sponsored by Strange Company HQ staffer Ernie, the original Slenderman.

What the hell was the Monster of Glamis?

What the hell was Rudolf Hess up to?

Watch out for those poltergeist wood chips!

Watch out for those plum stones!

Watch out for those thirsty ghosts!

The Case of the Exploding Bookcase.

Victorian child-care tips.

Victorian cat funerals.

News coverage of Napoleon's death.

The history of nursery rhyme cats.

How to grow your own medieval herb garden.

Denial is not just a river in Egypt's archaeologists?

Interesting article about one man's very curious self-help treatment.  (It's not recommended that you read this while eating.)

Boarding schools as vehicles for social climbing.

Child Shakespeare Press Gangs.

A new look at the '45 Rebellion.

A tribute to Edward Lear.

Colorized photos of 19th century China.

The discovery of an ancient statue.

A 1st century B.C. haunted bathhouse.

The mystery of the levitating monk.

The mystery of living cadavers.

Diet and health in the Victorian era.

The Derbyshire Damsel:  a 17th century medical marvel.

An 1809 microcosm of London.

Making boring interesting.

That time Mark Twain met an Empress.

The plague oak of Wrexham.

The most diary-oriented family in history.

How a penguin became the head of Norway's Royal Guard.

The Khaksar movement.

Rudolph Valentino gives some post-mortem interviews.

John F. Kennedy does some post-mortem movie viewing.

John Wilkes Booth does some post-mortem preaching.

Handwriting as social code.

Regency dancing as social code.

A mystical mathematician.

A bit of vintage doctor humor.

That time a drinking spree kept England from being invaded.

The life and death of a famed stagecoach driver.

The fashionable side of tuberculosis.

There will always be new Jack the Ripper suspects, and new attempts to uncover the Man in the Iron Mask.

A 1906 virtual reality tour.

The man who brought science fiction magazines to America.

Why Tudor church reform was more interesting than you'd think.

A gruesome murder of a mother.

A still-unsolved Spanish murder case.

Bohemian cats of New York.

Trying to make sense of the medieval dancing mania.

The first tornado chasers.

Mummies in tartan.

The art of bookplates.

Spitalfields' Jack Sheppard.

Folklore and medicine.

Celebrate the hedgehog!

19th century children of the 1%.

Hi, Mummy!

Exploring underwater Egyptian cities.

And we're outta here for this week. See you on Monday, when we'll be looking at an Australian sea mystery. In the meantime, here are some eagles and horses.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe that's what the world needs: More penguins in the armed forces.


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