Saturday, March 12, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of March 7, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Was bundling in the winter really less dangerous than a sofa in the summer?
• Be amazed by the many achievements of France's most-decorated woman, Marie Marvingt.
• The bawdy history of medieval playing cards.
• Cow's dung, ash-boughs, and rose petals: how to sleep safely in early modern England.
• The truth about Lady Barrymore, the boxing baroness.
Image: American author John Steinbeck totally used the "dog ate my homework" excuse.
• "On board the schooner Pilgrim at sea, a prisoner."
• Days before John Adams' inauguration, his wife Abigail was working out the year's farming at home in Massachusetts.
Waterproof garments in the 19thc.
St. David meets the Victorians.
Image: Beautiful flowered shoes that belonged to the Empress Josephine.
• Thirteen women who changed science.
Edgar Allen Poe writes a story based on a Boston Harbor legend.
Real-life "Downton Abbey": drudgery, abuse, sexual harassment.
• Making a black ball gown and social change in the 1870s.
• The "Lady Nurse of Ward E" watches the Civil War come to Washington, DC.
• Why are goats associated with the Devil?
• Battle-scarred skull from Culloden now 3D scanned.
Image: Cats dance in The Witches Cove, a 16thc Flemish painting by a follower of Jan Mandijn.
•A baffling story from Victorian London: a mother arranges for her daughter to marry her stepfather bigamously.
• How to defraud your lord on a a medieval manor.
The Anti-Slavery Alphabet: 1846 children's book designed to teach the ABC's of slavery's evils.
• The story of lorem ipsum: how scrambled text from Cicero became the standard for typesetters everywhere.
• Just for fun: a quiz to determine how Jane Eyre you are.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Karen Anne said...

I may have missed them, flipping through 13 pages, but it looks like they left out Maria Goeppert Mayer and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin. I guess the Nobel prize means nothing nowadays.

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