Saturday, July 1, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of June 25, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Stalking Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1838...or maybe it wasn't a fan?
• Revealing the face of Tudor Dublin.
• Oh, patch. That time when the French aristocracy was obsessed with fancy face stickers.
• Finding Elizabeth Hooten, an itinerant prophet in 17thc New England.
• The Wynyard Ghost story.
Image: Spectacular 1750s court mantua.
• The wine-fueled destruction of Charles II's fantastic sundial.
• Joseph Crouch, "a Body Snatcher since a child."
• A feline Scottish war veteran was one of the "famous cats of New England", 1921.
• Indomitable women: American trailblazers, Mexican revolutionaries, and death.
Blackballed in Regency England.
Daniel Boone's homestead: a Kentucky frontiersman's Pennsylvania roots.
• Stitching history: ashion sketches made decades ago by a Holocaust victim finally brought to life.
Marie Antoinette and her Hameau de la Reine.
Image: Patchwork dressing gown made for a recuperating World War One soldier by his mother.
• Ten reasons why Gouverneur Morris was the oddest of the Founding Fathers.
• A brief history of the Napoleonic Wars told in ten hand-held fans.
Aphra Behn, the 17thc spy who became the first successful female professional writer.
• How did the Elizabethans spend their summers?
• How Regency clothing was cleaned and repaired.
• How an electrician's visit led to the discovery of Toronto's oldest home.
Image: Gorgeous! Angel Oak tree in South Carolina is 1,500 years old.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


azteclady said...

Ladies, I don't believe I've ever commented before, but I read these religiously, and learn so much from them. I can't thank you enough for sharing history's glories and oddities with us, your readers.

Anonymous said...

Angel Oak is actually only 400-500 years old. It is beautiful!
-S from Charleston, SC

Karen Anne said...

Wow, they shipped the cat without food or water for a week?

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