"...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, March 31, 2023

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

Welcome to this week's Link Dump!

And beware...

Because you know what day tomorrow is.

A look at "uroscopy."

A look at female "aquanauts."

Some vintage "life hacks" you probably want to avoid.

On the other hand, you might want to try these vintage life hacks.

The (likely romanticized) life of Princess Nest.

A ferocious frigate battle.

The most powerful man in WWI-era Germany.

A Tudor autograph book.

The link between steam locomotives and biological evolution.

The long history of St. Mary Stratford Atte Bow Church.

Italy's "storytelling gardens."

Italy's "secret garden."

The bridal journey of Margaret of Anjou.

Traveling with a corpse and your dog.

A family album of shipwrecks.

17th century "dummy boards."

Female travelers on 19th century Indian railways.

The Battle of St. Albans, 1455.

A message from a doomed ship.

The sleeping habits of 18th century sailors.

Some Filipino islanders weave their dreams.

I hate it when scientists have way too much free time on their hands.

The sailor and the "sea ducks."

The Young Ireland Rebellion.

The 17th century "transfusion affair."

Not everyone wants to be reincarnated.  (I happen to agree.  I've always thought that one ride in this particular rodeo is plenty.)

A remarkable Italian villa that no one wants to buy.

The hunt for a mystical mushroom.

A missionary and his dog.

The oldest known tartan.

The transportation of female convicts, 1820.

The Liverpool poisoners.

A criminal's "barbarous determination."

1920s-era curry.

Butchery in Massachusetts.

London's "Mole Man."

A monument commemorating a happy marriage. 

A beach covered with ancient petroglyphs.

That's a wrap for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a landlord/tenant dispute that's pretty hard to top.  In the meantime, here's a blast from the past.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard of some of those helpful household hints, particularly the one involving bread for cleaning. And the sea ducks' description reminded me more of platypuses than penguins, though I doubt that the former would have been anywhere near a sea-going ship.


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