Links, May 21

HISTORY


Circassians
Kassaman
Types of carriages
44 Medieval Beasts That Cannot Even Handle It Right Now
the-20-biggest-plot-holes-in-world-history
Markfield Beam Engine and Museum
The British Flag
Belle Starr
List of inventors killed by their own inventions
Deadlines
Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Spirituality & Visual Culture
In 1911, Albert Einstein Told Marie Curie To Ignore The Trolls
Tesla comic
The Raccoon Scrotum Monster, and Other Awful Creatures from 1800s Japanese Artwork (NSFW)
strange old world map
Misquotation: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”
Margery Masterson, ‘The green, green grass of home: Victorian landscapes and the remains of war’
Two Medieval Monks Invent Bestiaries
Two Monks Invent Denominations
A Book of Poison or Medieval Cures? (Book of the Week)
Announcement: Journal of Victorian Culture Graduate Student Essay Prize 2015-16
Black Victoriana
Medieval POC Tumblr
Spiders Grantaire
Historical Princesses
Katherine Group: five 13th century Middle English texts composed by an anonymous author of the English West Midlands. The texts are all addressed to anchoresses (religious recluses) and praise the virtue of virginity.
​The Most Miserable Princess Ever: Sisi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria
Archaeologists launch crowdfunding bid to discover story of London’s lost waterways
A Brief Survey Of East End Garden History
Year Without a Summer
Discover thousands of digitized medieval manuscripts!
On hoods: Sometimes in the middle of a slavery tour comes a moment when you need to up the intensity level from Difficult to Brutal.
Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Urban Rail Transit Maps
JOANNE BAILEY MUSES ON HISTORY
What a mounted crusading knight might have had in 1266, around the time of the Siege of Jerusalem
Creepy vintage Halloween costumes – in pictures
London at War Events
Could America take to cricket?: “A fact that all pub quiz fanatics would do well to note is that the first international cricket match was played between the US and Canada in 1844, in Bloomingdale Park, New York.

“Most of the white inhabitants at that time in America had come from Britain and they took cricket with them,” says Peter Wynne-Thomas, author of The Complete Encyclopaedia of Cricket. Indeed, there are references to cricket in the US from the early 1700s.”

SO WHEN DOES THE ETHNIC MAKEUP OF THE US SHIFT TO SOMETHING FAR LESS BRITISH?

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