Friday, July 14, 2017
Weekend Link Dump
This week's Link Dump is sponsored by these two Cats From the Past. These two handsome fellows belonged to neighbors of my family once upon a time, before I was even born. I don't know their names or anything else about them, but here's to you, guys.
Who the hell built the Shell Grotto of Margate?
Who the hell killed Lord Darnley? (One of my favorite historical rabbit holes...)
What the hell happened to Amelia Earhart? Here's the solution du jour.
Watch out for the Sand-Walker!
Watch out for the White Lady!
Watch out for those gnomes!
Watch out for those Arcadian werewolves!
The trials of James Joyce's "Ulysses."
High Strangeness in an Indian village.
A map of Hell.
The life of Madame de Stael.
John Quincy Adams really should have stayed on dry land.
The story behind La Marseillaise.
Scaring the life out of a murderer, in every sense.
Cats and dogs: guardians against Victorian spousal abuse.
Some lovely color photos of two Edwardian girls.
The latest research into Easter Island.
A vaudeville midget's tragic end.
Charles Dickens throws a detective party.
How to make 2,000 year old bread.
And follow that up with 9,000 year old cocktails. (Incidentally, "alcohol archaeologist" is one of the greatest job titles ever.)
Jane Austen in her contemporary newspapers.
I love this obituary.
An 18th century courtesan and Charles James Fox.
A real Tintin.
The case of Typhoid Mary, America's most notorious cook.
It turns out that Abraham Lincoln's dog was assassinated, too.
The death of the Duke of Orleans.
A Versailles in North Germany.
Florence Bearse: hero of the week.
A Georgian educational reformer.
How the Black Death may have affected the environment.
A turnpike tour of London.
A cache of ancient Roman letters has been discovered.
A kiss from a fairy.
The Sun is getting weird.
Imprisonment in Early Modern England.
Oh, just another "live lizard in your stomach" story.
Oh, just another "flaming belches" story.
Well, if your clothes closet is haunted, help is on the way. Or you could just buy some mothballs.
Mapping Emperor Norton.
In search of St. Columba.
Witches in the fields and little people dancing in the moonlight: Just another day in Buckinghamshire.
Mystery stone-throwing in Africa.
The sad case of Adele Hugo.
A jilted medieval princess.
The mysterious Jane Fool.
And that's the end for this week. See you on Monday, when we'll look at one of the nuttiest murder cases of the 1930s. In the meantime, here's some Telemann.