"...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 1, 2024

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

Welcome to this week's Link Dump!

The Strange Company staffers are busy reviewing next Monday's post.

Watch out for Thundercow!

What the hell is the Eye of the Sahara?

The last years of Michelangelo.

Queen Charlotte's Drawing Room, 1818.

A chapel's Victorian restrooms.

This may be the world's oldest known lipstick.

A scandalous Elizabethan viscount.

Sailing craft vs. WWI U-boats.

The bizarre story of the Gold Leaf Lady.

The women of the Roman Empire.

The groundhog watchers.

Mourning as "floral vulgarities."

A look at naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry.

Napoleon's goals.

Julius Caesar's Year of Confusion.

Why Leap Year is in February.

The rock band that literally burned up all its cash.  They really could've given it to me instead.

The old courtship tradition of "bundling."

More evidence suggesting Neanderthals were more advanced than we've thought.

A winter afternoon in Brompton Cemetery.

The wonders of silk.

Remembering Mrs. Charles Fort.

A pregnant woman's mysterious death.

Princess Poniatowski visits England.

Mark Twain and Joan of Arc.

The life of Claude de Valois.

The Great Wall of Mongolia.

That's it for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at some witchy doings in Louisville.  In the meantime, here's something you don't find every day: Chinese bluegrass!


  1. A most entertaining and informative article on Caesar and the Roman calendar. I find more to admire about the man all the time. Considering he was actually in power for a short time, he accomplished a great deal. The 'great wall' of Mongolia was an interesting read, too. And Old World cemeteries are repositories of art as much as they are of the dead.

  2. By the way, it looks like the staff at Strange Company start young...


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