Saturday, June 2, 2012

Breakfast Links: Week of May 28, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012
Here's another serving of our favorite links of the week to other blogs, web sites, pictures, and articles, collected for you from around the Twitterverse.
• How George III's Golden Jubilee was celebrated.
• Plenty of room for Beau Brummell, you, AND all your friends: entire Georgian crescent in Bath goes on sale.
• For historical shoe-fans: these 17th c gilded and painted mules are insanely gorgeous/gorgeously insane.
• Georgian cookery: To Make a Cheshire Pork Pie: 18th c recipe, plus 21st c version and instruction video.
• Staggering 19th c images of old London. Step into the time machine.
Commute like royalty: French rail trains decked out with images from Versailles.
• Remembering the 54th Regiment that inspired Glory.
• Lovely 18th c Pavillon d'amour, Neuville-sur-Oise (but why, why is the chateau in ruins?)
Richard the Lionheart's death to be investigated 812 years after an infection killed him.
Top Ten Tourist Attractions in London - in 1780.
Historical video game: help Queen Victoria escape childhood oppression in Kensington Palace.
• Why no memorial at Epsom for suffragist Emily Wilding Davison - when there are ones for horses?
• Sixty years ago: Her Majesty's coronation gown by Norman Hartnell; for comparison, Queen Victoria in her coronation robes, 1837.
• Who can resist a great pig photo - especially of a great pig like Big Dave?
• From Captain Cook to playboy Prince Bertie: the appeal of the tattoo among high society.
• Grim Dickensian views of 19th c Newgate Prison.
Joan of Arc was burned this week in 1431.
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's 1953 wedding dress.
• What folly is this? Animal welfare in Georgian London.
Out in the sun: John Singer Sargent paintings, plus Emily Dickinson on Parasols.
Mirror sold: used by tragic 18th c society beauty who died of make-up poisoning at 27.
• Toilet humor: the case of Thomas Crapper.
• More 18th c trade cards from London.
• Revealed: the true colors of Henry VIII's tapestries at Hampton Court.

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2 comments:

QNPoohBear said...

The Kensington System game is so much fun!

nightsmusic said...

Great links this week!

I saw that recipe for the Cheshire Pork Pie earlier this week, but why does everyone have to pair fruit with pork? Am I the only one who goes 'ugh' to that combo?

The images of old London are awesome! Have you looked at the Spitalfields Townhome you can rent? I would LOVE to do that!

I think the one that haunts most is Maria Gunning's mirror. How sad to think you're enhancing your beauty only to be killing yourself in the process. Then again, we have tanning booths and other chemical indulgences these days that aren't any less deadly. Maybe it's only the method that changes over time.

Thank you for another enjoyable day!

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