Saturday, January 7, 2012

Breakfast Links: Week of January 2, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Served up fresh: our weekly offering of Breakfast Links!  Our favorite links to other blogs, web sites, pictures, and articles, collected from around the Twitterverse.
It’s 2012, the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - read about Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebration:
• The incredibly elegant costumes of Francisco de Zurbarán's 1598–1664 female saints -
• 19th century daugerreotype portraits of dogs:
• Ever considered becoming an 18th tailor? Colonial Williamsburg is looking for a new apprentice:
• Lord Byron was one of the first diet icons, says historian Louise Foxcroft
• If you're hooked on DowntonAbbey, you'll love these 1910s dresses
• George VI Coronation portrait early example of 'photo-shopping'
• Fascinating - scientists ID head of French King Henri IV
• Roman brothel token discovered in Thames: and
• The handwritten prayer book love notes sent by Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn before they married
• Favorite vintage photo of the week:Top hats & a big gun on the beach c1856:
• Locavore aristocrats prefer calves heads to beef-stakes for Sunday dinners, 1750
• Isaac Newton's sins, 1662: note #2, #8, and #25
• 17th Century Arctic exploration, murder, and polar bears on Bankside
• Maria Cosway (née Hadfield) 1759 - 1838, painter, socialite, and a real looker!
• Spongata - An Italian Minced Pie in Georgian London, 1820:
• Jane Austen's History of England as an ebook:
• Lincoln and angels/ages: the impossibility of getting at truth in accounts of the past
• The baroque interiors at Tredegar House, Newport, are astonishing:


Barbara Wells Sarudy said...

Thank you!

nightsmusic said...

Wonderful links this week! I knew the quote of course, "Now, he belongs to the ages," but had never heard the real story behind it.

Oh, and I have to admit, I couldn't read the Arctic one. Polar bears are such beautiful and now such endangered creatures...

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

You're welcome as always, Barbara!

Theo, I hadn't heard the ages/angels history either. Quite a different meaning.

As for the Elizabethan polar bears - I agree, their plight is quite tragic. I included that link just to show that mankind was equally (if not more so) lunkheaded about their blundering so-called superiority over the rest of the world even 400 years ago.

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