Saturday, February 4, 2012

Breakfast Links: Week of January 28, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012
Served up fresh: our weekly offering of Breakfast Links! Our favorite links to other blogs, web sites, pictures, and articles, collected for you from around the Twitterverse.
• A tradition we should bring back: A gift basket from the groom with sparklies & dresses & things!
• Can chinoiserie be masculine?
• ‘Gangs of NY’: Leaders of the street gang "The Daybreak Boys" were hanged 28 Jan 1853
• This week, 1547, death of Henry VIII: Succession Problem: Syphilis or Bad Luck?
• "To make an Onion Soup": 18th c English version inc egg yolk, vinegar - recipe & video:
• Ancient Ceremony of the Constable's Dues at the Tower: HMS Liverpool delivers a barrel of wine
• Teenage boys of the 1940s:
• Explorers raise hope of Nelson 'treasure trove' on Victorian shipwreck -
• Fifteen Incredible Libraries Around the World:
• Elizabeth I and the Three Goddesses, by Hans Eworth, 1569, portrays a symbolically superior queen
• A stunning 1807 Georgian chapel in NYC lost forever.
• 'I'll tear your henge out' - said steel knuckled Helen Holman of Totnes. A Victorian feud from 1860 -
• What's salty, sour and 4,000 years old? The pickle of course!
• Carmen Amaya, queen of the gypsies:
• Historic Dress of the Day: Tea Gown, 1875-80, via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
• The adventures of Oliver Cromwell's head, posthumously cut off this week in 1661:
• Christian Barnes of Marlboro, MA, complains about mob attacks on her Loyalist husband's property:
• Super article on the rules of etiquette in the 1860's - there are some belter's here:
• From the Medieval Bestiary: the panther, a multicoloured beast w/sweet breath that symbolises Christ:
• The sexually explicit jigs of the Elizabethan stage
• Fashion according to seasonal prints: Winter, 1760s style:
• A 1601 manuscript from the calligrapher & royal nurse Esther Inglis, with verses & illustrations:
• "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" was nearly cut from Gone With the Wind by censors.


Tara Finlay said...

I am a long time reader, first time commenter. There is something to be said for visiting a blog "in person" vs. through a blog reader. I get to see your beautiful book covers! I know what I'll be adding to my wish list!
I love your Breakfast Links. The Breakfast Links are my favorite part of a Sunday morning. I got to them a little early this week. I was especially interested in the Groom's Basket.
Looking forward to more tasty links :)

Emile de Bruijn said...

'The Daybreak Boys' - what a great name, it has something poetic about it - although the 'Boys' themselves were probably anything but... Could be an excellent name for a boy band!

Keri said...

Another great roundup! The onion soup looks so delicious. If you take a look at the comments on that post, there's an interesting little discussion on the historic meaning of "liaison" in cooking, if you're a word-nerd too (like me!) :)

Anna said...
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Anna said...

Great links!! Thanks so much for including my cute 40s boys. :P

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