Saturday, January 20, 2018

Breakfast Links: Week of January 14, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Bullet-stopping Bibles.
• How an earthenware jug can be a radical object.
• Why did Charles Dickens have a personal postbox?
• A seldom-seen part of New York City: the vanishing towns along Hook Creek.
• An overlooked benefactress: new research discoveries about who paid for Alexander Hamilton's education.
• Image: Cross-section of a Regency-era townhouse in Brunswick Square.
Katherine of Aragon's prayer book.
• How the newly rediscovered kitchen at Monticello fits into the history of upper-class dining in the west.
• Empress Josephine and the creation of Malmaison.
• Two suns? No, it's a supernova drawn in Kashmir over 6,000 years ago.
• A graveyard of ghost ships near Coney Island.
• The tattooist of Auschwitz - and his secret love.
Image: This is the world's oldest known woven garment, dating from 3482-3103 BC.
• The countess, the gout, and the spider.
• Then and now: fifteen historic New York scenes.
Unicorns in an 18thc Persian medical manual.
• Image: Cutaway reconstruction of late 12thc polygonal keep at Conisbrough Castle, South Yorkshire.
• Distilling the essence of Heaven: how alcohol could defeat the Antichrist (at least in the 16thc.)
• A rare cast & chased gold medal of Queen Elizabeth I that was likely a gift from the queen to a favored courtier or ally.
• Unbelievable images from Weird (er, World) War Two.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Hels said...

I read Empress Josephine and the creation of Malmaison, even before your post came up. Good topic and more informative than most of our sources on Malmaison.

Susan Chapek said...

Dear Nerdy Girls,

I always enjoy your breakfast links for my Sunday breakfast.

Today, though, I think there's a missing link--when I try to see the
drawing of the supernova, I find myself in the cutaway castle.

Your fan,
Susan Chapek

Susan Holloway Scott said...

My apologies, Susan - The supernova-link has been corrected!

Susan Chapek said...


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