Saturday, April 25, 2015

Breakfast Links: Week of April 20, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Ready for  your weekend reading pleasure - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, blogs, articles, and images collected via Twitter.
• Spectacular drone photos catch historic places the "way they were designed to be seen."
• In search of the rope-makers of Stepney.
• Nothing is new: texting in medieval times.
• The people's palaces: gin in Regency England.
Image: So striking: Woman with Peacock, 17thc Mughal painting conceptualized on marbled paper.
• Lost and found: the revival of the French flower-making trade.
Child-stealing: the case of Thomas Dellow, 1811.
• 19thc. sportswear for women from La Mode Illustree.
• When exactly was the "Season" in London?
Image: 1890s black fan with tumbling pierrot figures.
• The forgotten treehouse bars of bygone summers in Paris.
• Rediscovered: the marriage bed of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.
• Just remember that they're costumes, not history: Outlander designer Terry Dresbach on eight memorable costumes from the show.
• And more costumes: interview with Michele Carragher, historically inspired costume embroiderer for Game of Thrones.
• Alfhild, a swashbuckling 5thc. pirate princess, and daughter of the King of the Goths.
Image: Steamboat acrobats, c 1883.
Yoda? Is that thou? Figure in 14thc manuscript looks familiar.
• What turned a handsome, popular actor into America's most notorious murderer?
• Art + reading: 20 beautiful images of medieval & Renaissance women reading.
• The port of London in the 18th c.
• The president and the parsnip: Thomas Jefferson's seasonal vegetable charts.
Image: Fabulous zoomable panoramic shot of 1920s bathing beauties.
• What a magazine looked like in 1702.
• The hidden courtyard of one of Britain's best-preserved medieval castles.
• Laennec's baton: a short history of the stethoscope.
• Finally, even in 18thc America, flowers acquire scientific names and become status symbols.
Image: The glorious ceiling of Stowe House's Marble Saloon.
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Hels said...

Re Booth and Lincoln, a subject I knew nothing about previously.

"..near the end of the war, Booth decided to kidnap the president and spirit him off to Richmond. To that end he enlisted a motley gang of co-conspirators. The idea was to capture Lincoln as he rode through Washington. It would have been far easier, many have observed, to simply walk into what was then a woefully insecure White House and kill Lincoln in his office."

So the project wasn't random or spontaneous. It might have been badly planned, but planned it was!

Regan Walker said...

Thanks for re=posting my article on All Things Georgian on the Port of London in the 18th century.


Unknown said...

Thanks so much for linking to my Sheroes of History blog! Very much appreciated! x

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