Friday, December 25, 2020

Weekend Link Dump


“The Witches’ Cove,” Follower of Jan Mandijn 

The staff of Strange Company HQ wishes you a Merry Christmas!

The most famous protest song about fare hikes.

The fisherman who discovered the Loch Ness Monster.  And came to regret it.

Some Christmas resolutions from the past.  Eggnog.  Bah. Get that stuff away from me.

The mystery of a dead hiker is finally solved.

A look at vintage Christmas pantomimes.

A real-life Death in Paradise.

A 1915 Christmas ghost story.

An ancient grave rewrites history.

How Christmas 1918 was celebrated.  (Note: the headline's a bit misleading; the Spanish Flu was hardly our "last" pandemic.)

A career criminal turned evangelist.

The story behind a famed "murder ballad."

To be honest, I've often thought that if the human race is wiped out, this will be the cause.

Christmas in 19th century Austria.

Edinburgh's long history of body snatching.

The Founding Father whose death reads like a Thomas Morris blog post.

The Cat Lady of Spitalfields.

Some medieval holiday recipes.

There are worse things than bladder stones.  Like 19th century operations for them.

A Christmas murder mystery.

Winter folklore and the Lightbringers.

Cats during lockdown.

A life-saving gift from a princess.

100-year-old photos of the Arctic.

American history's worst bodyguard.

Early humans may have hibernated.

Rough on Rats, the murderer's best friend.

The Brighton Trunk Murders.

A Spitalfields midwinter.

How to steal a corpse.

An out-of-this-world Christmas.

The oldest known carving in East Asia.

A high-status Roman burial in London.

Another item from that massive "Pushing back human history" file.

If your flight number is "191," it might be best to cancel your ticket.

The Christmas Cuxhaven Raid.

The treasure of a 12th century princess.

Deck the halls with...uh, skulls.

A black spot and a doomed expedition.

This week in Russian Weird offers those two magic words:  exploding craters.

That's all for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a man with a very mysterious past.  In the meantime, here's more of King's College, Cambridge.

1 comment:

  1. It's ironic and sad that an Irishman, serving in the British Army, had his life inadvertently saved by British Royalty, only to be killed by one of his countrymen.


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