Sunday, January 9, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of January 3, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011
Now that we've joined Twitter, we're discovering dozens of other interesting blogs and sites, news stories and announcements, that delight us as Nerdy History Girls. We're sure you'd enjoy them as well, and thus we're beginning this weekly selection of the best links gathered in our Twitter-ramblings.

• The internet's endless fascination with stays (it's a "magic word" for searches on our blog, too): RT
• Ready to elope with that charming rake? A New Years' Trip To Gretna Green 
• Happy 450th anniv. yr. to The Broderers' Company - long live fine & hand embroidery! 
• Can't we get past the snarky "heaving bosoms"? Women read more than men & buy more books: this is news? 
• Rock 'n' roll history: efforts to save Ringo Starr's childhood home in Liverpool: 
• Shocked, we are by this: Woman claims to have been fired because of historical fiction blogging? Good grief.2
• Frocks & bikini, ooh-la-la! 1957: Clip: 'COMMONWEALTH FASHIONS MADE IN LANCASHIRE' : P
• Now that's frugal: 19th c activist Lydia Child's "American Frugal Housewife" as free download: 
• @ Royal_Armouries: Check out our newly updated image library - including some 19th c. pictures of the Tower of London 

• Hurray! NPG Thomas Lawrence portrait exhibition coming stateside next month to Yale! 
• Attn. Dandies, Reenactors, & Seamstresses: 18th c menswear patterns to download at  Oh that green silk banyan!
• In the footsteps of Will Kempe: morris-dancing from London to Norwich to raise cash for garden 
• Gold sandals from King Tutankhamun's tomb: 
• Brooks's staircase today:  The gaming rooms used to be one of the main attractions of this St James's Club

Above: Princess Sophia by Sir Thomas Lawrence


Anonymous said...

Well there goes my Sunday afternoon! At least I'll be spending it in an approved Nerdy History Girl way.

Jane O said...

Sigh. And my family wonders how I can spend so much time on the Internet.

Miss Kirsten said...

OMG! The last one is the BEST! A color photo of the front stairs at Brooks's!!!

Penny said...

this is great stuff, will never get tired of it. now when do I get back to real life again?

Heather Carroll said...

Don't you love twitter? Such a useful blogger tool

Two Nerdy History Girls. Design by Pocket