|"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn|
Everyone here at Strange Company HQ wishes all of you a Happy New Year!
The wedding of Margaret of York and Charles the Bold.
A stray kitten's merry Christmas.
An eyewitness account of WWI's famed "Christmas truce."
A Christmas Day 1804 petition to the East India Company.
India's singing city.
Worst Christmas gift ever?
The rise and fall of Roman Britain.
The life of a Victorian author of "penny dreadfuls."
Christmas in Tudor England.
A Christmas fund for sandwichmen.
Mattie Lee Price, the Georgian Wonder.
Canada's greatest public toilets.
The frat party that left Americans singing "Auld Lang Syne."
A Fire Department horse who earned his pension.
We've really been underestimating Neanderthals.
How to have one really boring party.
The disease that wiped out the Aztecs.
When chocolatiers go to war.
"Rough music" in Scotland.
In search of the Jersey Devil.
The lost habit of "two sleeps."
Cologne Cathedral, home of the candy cane.
Meet the face of Egypt's most powerful Pharaoh.
A brief history of drinking songs.
The long history of "holy fire disease."
Britain's last witchcraft trial.
A memory of a childhood Christmas.
A bit of shameless self-promotion: Bored Panda quoted me in their article about weird Christmas images.
That's all for this final Link Dump of the 2022! See you all on Sunday, when I'll look at the most popular Strange Company posts from the last twelve months. In the meantime, I wish you all a Happy New Year!
I'm sure I'm not the only one thrilled to see the last of this dystopian pest-hole of a year.