Women Pirates: Sadie The Goat – New York’s Queen Of The Waterfront

On September 3, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Today’s lady pirate is Sadie Farrell, known affectionately as Sadie the Goat. She was a notorious and vicious gang leader in New York’s “bloody” 4th ward. She started her criminality on the shore...

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Women Pirates: Jeanne de Clisson – The Lioness Of Brittany

On August 31, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Today’s fearsome lady pirate, Jeanne de Clisson, was born Jeanne-Louise de Belleville, Dame de Montaiga in the year 1300. She became known as the Lioness of Brittany, and for good reason, if the...

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Ann Bonny – Another Fearsome Female Pirate

On August 30, 2013 by Lazer Horse

I wrote about a Chinese pirate queen called Ching Shi the other day and found it all rather interesting so I thought I’d learn about another femme fatale of the blustery high seas....

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Ching Shih – The Most Deadly Female Pirate That Ever Lived

On August 28, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Only a handful of women pirates are recorded in history, whether that’s due to the misogyny of contemporary historical writers or simply because the women folk had better things to do than maraud...

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Kestrel Lands On Camerman’s Head + Medieval Falconry

On August 26, 2013 by Lazer Horse

I recently attended a medieval festival in the grounds of Herstmonceux castle. At this auspicious event they had a collection of birds of prey, as you might expect, and they were a joy to behold. Us...

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The Oldest Board Games In The World

On August 19, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Recently, in Izmir, Turkey a group excavating a 5,000 year old burial at the site of Başur Höyük made some exciting discoveries. They unearthed 49 sculpted pieces that are presumed to be part of a game (pictured...

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Did The Amazon Basin House A Huge Society?

On August 18, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Archaeologists have long believed that the Amazon basin was too harsh an environment to house any kind of perpetual society. With poor soil quality and numerous hazards, they thought only small bands of...

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US Military’s Aurora Project – Fact or Fiction?

On August 18, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Recent news reports have blamed strange sonic disturbance from London to New York on the secretive Aurora project, so it seems timely to recap on what the Aurora project actually is, and whether it’s a...

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Russian Propaganda Tourism Posters From the 1920s and 1930s

On August 14, 2013 by Lazer Horse

During the 20s and 30s, the Russian tourist board decided to re-brand itself to Westerners. They attempted to present themselves in a more fashionable and familiar way to other countries. The posters shown...

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Russian Religious Pilgrimage: Early 1900’s

On August 7, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Today I have hand wrapped some beautiful pictures taken by Maxim Petrovich Dmitriev (born 1858). The collection appears to be from some kind of religious pilgrimage but his body of work covered many aspects of Russian...

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