Saturday, June 3, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of May 28, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
John Bostock, the first to describe the "summer catarrh" as hay fever in 1819.
• Inside the mausoleum of an eccentric Victorian earl and his tragic young mistress.
• Printer Isaiah Thomas and the delicate question of selling "Fanny Hill" in America.
Image: Remember the brave brave Maid of Orleans (d. May 30, 1431) who rode, fought, spoke, and died.
Emma Hamilton as Ariadne.
• A tour of a Regency town house.
• Guess who's handwriting fills the margins of this medieval manuscript.
Travel times from London: 2016 vs. 1914.
• Georgian naval chaplains -  and a rascally journalist.
Image: Favorite person in an 1880 census form: fifteen-year-old Catharine Cudney, whose occupation is "does as she pleases."
• The nights of Old London.
• The mystery of Marie Rose: family, politics, and the origins of the Haitian Revolution.
• Why was scrapbooking so popular before and after the American Civil War?
Josephine Bowes, a forgotten pioneer of the 19thc art world.
• What happened when Great Plains Indians met President James Monroe?
Salem's soldiers of the Revolution.
Images: Browse an illustrated book of 19thc shoe designs.
• Early ballooning in 18thc Britain and France.
• Can you name five female philosophers?
• The top ten medieval castles in Scotland.
• The "music scene" in Georgian Norwich.
Image: Jane Austen's 1817 grave: Sweetness, purity, but no mention of anything tatty like writing novels.
• The "Canary Girls" who risked life and limb (and turned yellow) supply ammunition to the front lines during World War One.
• On the trail of the Hawkhurst gang of smugglers.
Jane Johnson, a "disorderly woman" - thief, receiver of stolen goods, and brothel-keeper - of Rag Fair, London.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


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