Saturday, June 20, 2015

Breakfast Links: Week of June 15, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015
It's time for Breakfast Links - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, blogs, articles, and images, all gathered for you via Twitter.
• The Major Oak: Did this tree once shelter Robin Hood and Maid Marion?
• Recreating the Duke of Wellington's victory banquet.
• The world of Charles I and Henrietta Marie is revealed in this wonderfully intricate raised embroidery.
• The 400 arrests of Annie Parker, 1873.
• Needled: The needles and knitting sticks used by 18th-19th c. knitters.
Image: 17th Lancers - officer's czapka.
• Following up on one of our own posts: illustrated news from the Crimean War, c1853.
• The history of a 1789 linen tablecloth.
• A new life in Australia for prisoner Sarah Bird (1763-1842).
• Discovering more about Jane Austen from her c1812 pelisse.
• Were there Canadians at the Battle of Waterloo?
Image: Decorative wax fruit: creating arrangements was a fashionable 19thc. pastime for ladies.
• The development and the dangers of the stirrup.
• The "Pulpit Bridge": an 1877 railway bridge designed by a peer who was also a lay rector.
• Recipe for making sambocade, a medieval elderflower cheesecake (and it looks DELICIOUS.)
• Seventeenth-century children in portraits, almost out of doors.
• Not all American First Ladies have been married to presidents.
Image: Street sign proving that the Lewes District Council shows neither fear nor favor.
• Rome's international community of the dead: the cemetery where both Shelley and Keats are buried.
• The magnificent House of Dun near Montrose in Angus, a perfect Scottish Georgian country house.
• Gawk: 25 of fashion's most famous (and handsome) male models.
Image: Queen Elizabeth II took part in her first Trooping the Color parade in 1947 as Princess Elizabeth - riding side-saddle.
• Cooking with glass: How Pyrex transformed every kitchen into a home-ec laboratory.
• Dive in to six historic swimming pools.
Image: Draft of Angelina Grimke's 1838 wedding invitation.
Fitzroy Somerset gave his right arm for Wellington - but was it reciprocated?
• What to wear when you don't have a halo: women's headdresses in medieval manuscripts.
Image: Just for fun: what to do when the news is old.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Hels said...

Thank you. The post on Dutch 17th century paintings is exciting. I have never seen these children before.

SLK in SF said...

I love these weekly round-ups so much. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Sambocade IS delicious -- though I've made it with the dried elerflowers, not the cordial. I'd love to try it with fresh elderflowers one of these years....

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