Saturday, March 3, 2018

Breakfast Links: Week of February 26, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• A free online course about British royal clothing.
Ada Blackjack, an Intuit woman without wilderness skill, joined a 1920s Arctic expedition as a seamstress, and outlived four male explorers.
• Presidential valets: confidantes of the wardrobe.
• The illness and death of Queen Mary I.
Frances Albrier was a 20c activist, politician, labor organizer, and the first African American woman welder in the shipyard industry during WWII.
• A fatal duel in 1834, fought between two U.S. congressmen - with rifles.
Image: During the WWI, women's football team "Palmers Munitionettes", made up of munitions workers, were unbeaten.
• Three historic explorers who were captivated by mermaid sightings.
• The 400-year-old history and intrigue of Santa Fe's Palace of the Governors.
• The grisly secrets of dealing with Victorian London's dead.
Image: Abigail Adams' dimity pocket.
• A tiny locket dictionary, c1900, to wear close to your heart.
• How did Napoleon manage to escape from Elba?
• Women on trial: British soldiers' wives tried by court martial during the American Revolution.
• Proof that cancer isn't a modern disease: discovery of a 3,000 year old skeleton of a young male sufferer.
• Britain's first national lottery, 1816.
• Explore the British Library's Harry Potter: History of Magic exhibition online.
• The enigma of Edinburgh's miniature "fairy coffins."
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Hels said...

Shannon Selin's paper on Napoleon leaving Elba adds vital, new information i.e Napoleon indicated that he expected the Bourbons would not remain in power for long so he expected he would be sent for, to tranquilise the country. Clearly on Elba he kept abreast of what was happening in France.

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