LINKS  

Read the whole list here or find the sub-category that appeals to you.  Later added links have only been added to the sub-categories.

ATHEISM / HUMANISM BURLESQUE CULTS ENGLISH CIVIL WAR EROTICA FUNNY PAGES GENERAL AND USEFUL MANCHESTER-ENGLAND ONLINE DISCUSSION GROUPS AND FORUMS PHOTOGRAPHY LINKS  ROLE PLAYING GAMES SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND HORROR WIKIPEDIA WRITING AND POETRY

MYSPACE LINKS – COMEDY CULTS EROTICA FOOD AND DRINK HISTORY LITERATURE AND POETRY MANCHESTER-ENGLAND MUSIC POLITICS AND PROTEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND HORROR TELEVISION AND CINEMA 

If you want a reciprocal link, do let me know via e-mail at arthur@chappell7300.freeserve.co.uk     

ATHEISM & HUMANISM LINKS

THE BRITISH HUMANIST ASSOCIATION - The leading Humanism organisation in Britain today, and The Greater Manchester Humanist Group are associate members. http://www.humanism.org.uk

THE FREETHINKER - The grandfather of all radical atheist magazines, since 1881, and now you can contact them on line at http:/www.freethinker.co.uk

THE HUMANIST SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND - http://visitweb.com/hss

THE GAY & LESBIAN HUMANIST ASSOCIATION (GALHA) a powerful and brave group promoting Humanism for the gay community are well worth a visit at http://visitweb.com/galha).

My review of a talk by a member of GALHA is at /gay.humanists.htm

You might also like to consider including a link to GALHA's associated charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) which arranges affirmation ceremonies nationwide for lesbian and gay couples as the alternative to the gay Christian "blessing" and publishes the quarterly magazine 'Gay & Lesbian Humanist' - the only one of its kind for gay and lesbian unbelievers worldwide. The PTT site is: http://visitweb.com/ptt.

http://freespace.virgin.net/j.squire John Squire's Humanism site with several very well researched features on the sociology of belief, origins of religion, etc.

Peter Tatchell of Outrage gay rights activists also has two excellent web sites on offer - his own at http://www.tatchell.freeserve.co.uk
And the official Outrage site at
http://www.outrage.org.uk

Sam Gibson’s astonishing study of the Bible highlighting just about every contradiction and problem passage in the book(s). Extremely well researched. http://www.dclink.com/cygnus6

American Atheists - Comprehensive site on all aspects of American Humanism.

American Humanist Association Detailed US site with the biggest collection of links to Humanism material on the net.

Americans United For The Seperation of Church and State self explanatory

Campus Freethought Alliance Call for a bill of rights for unbelievers.

Council For Secular Humanism Paul Kurtz site and source of contact with the excellent Free Enquiry magazine.

Skeptic Society

Atheist Celebrities List of live celebrities believed to be atheists, agnostics or of some doubt as to their beliefs.

Famous Dead Atheists Some surprising inclusions.

www.progressivehumanism.com - Carl Coon's American Humanism web site, highly informative, with its relevent look at the current U.S. political and cultural scene.

Atheist Fortune Cookies! Quotations, found in an irritating fortune cookie novelty fashion, but good selection nevertheless.

Ex-Christian Mailing List people who did believe, but don't any more, but a few might not necessarily be humanists either. .

The Other Side - Chris Ashton's viewson afterlife, Jesus, God, Bible, etc. Thoughtful arguementative style.

#Bible-Debate page - Good place to argue on many aspects of theology, and Bible study for non-believers especially.

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Clarence_Wilson Humanism web site that gives details of events at other U.K. Humanist groups, too, i.e., The Harrow, London Humanists. Concise, compact and neatly presented.

Steven Carr's Humanism site is at http://www.bowness.demon.co.uk and carries quite a wide range of articles. The site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Carl Sagan.

The Atheist's Certainty - Good essay on the meaning of atheism.

What Xians Say / What Xians Mean Chart Witty look at Christian double meanings.

Saturnalia Very funny comic strip presentation on a woman's shock at finding out how really traditional her neighbour's old fashioned Christmas is. Very well rawn story boards that download quite swiftly too.

African Americans For Humanism - http://www.secularhumanism.org/library/aah Excellent site dedicated to the growing movement of black atheistic Humanism in America. The site carries some beautifuul and brave personal stories of how AAH members came to be Humanists.

SKEPTICISM LINKS

THE SKEPTIC - Leading UK journal on all things skeptical - www.cs.man.ac.uk/skeptic

THE ASSOCIATION FOR SKEPTICAL ENQUIRY (ASKE) <http://linus.mcc.ac.uk/~moleary/ASKE/logo.html

. http://www.capalert.com/ - My favourite bad site - An extreme Christian morality site that reviews current movies by how close or more often far they are from Christian values - they count literallyu every swear word, every moment of God's name being taken in vein, every act of violence, etc and sex and then try to shock us by describing them to us as graphically as possible - Star Wars The Phantom menace, South park The Movie, and Sleepy Hollow, all fine films come under fire but they liked Mary Poppins. Dogma - Their reviewer walked out in shock half an hour into the film - if they don't like a film, chances are you'll love it - planning a trip to the cinema - let them be your guides. Laughable in the extreme.

CULTS & NEW RELIGIONS LINKS

Ex-PREMIE ORG. HOMEPAGE -Presented by Ex-Followers of The Ex-Lord Of The Universe - Maharaji. One of the best regularly updated places to look for regular updates on this increasingly obsxcure but still active sect. http://www.ex-premie.org/index.html

CULTS Links to many splendid ex-cult members sites
http://members.aol.com/oily2000/cults.html

SCIENTOLOGY: Bryan Wilson World renouncing new religions. http://198.95.10.33/p_jpg/wis/wisfr/30/BWXXvIII.HTM

MANCHESTER ENGLAND LINKS (MY HOME CITY)

 http://www.no2id.net/ no to ID Cards  (NO2ID)
 Manchester NO2ID -   http://www.no2id.net/mailman/listinfo/no2id.manchester

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/manchesterlocals/ yahoo group for Manchester people, including myself

http://www.proviser.com/regional/towns/manchester/street_maps/ Look up Arbory Avenue,  download a map  which you can post to anyone who  needs directions to your house.

 

http://www.proviser.com/page/property_prices?AREA=M40&STREET=ARBORY+AVENUE  Property prices in Arbory Avenue - these change frequently.

 

http://www.idigmoston.co.uk/ Review of fthe dig at Moston Hall. This needs updating to cover the 2005 events and the e-mail address given for contact details bounces but otherwise, an excellent record of the dig.

 

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/localdemocracy/councillors/moston.htm Contact information for Moston/Lightbowne ward councillors

 

http://www.geograph.org.uk/view.php?id=12766 photographic record of the allotments on the corner of Joyce Street/St Mary's Road

 

http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/celebs/authors2.html Famous writers asociated with Manchester, including Moston's Ben Brierley

 

My personal history, local history, art, civil war re-enactment, humour, fiction, and general pages as a published local Moston writer, are at /contents.htm  arthur@chappell7300.freeserve.co.uk

www.fabcafe.co.uk/ FAB Café cult film and TV bar in Manchester England where I most frequently go for a drink at weekends - neat website too.

www.satanshollow.com FAB Leisure's Nightclub, companion bar to FAB Café itself, a very impressive Film Studio set design dance area, built like a rising volcanic ash pit, surrounding by gothic pillars with gargoyles, snakes and a giant demons, presided over by Satan himself from the DJ booth. Opened in August 2000 by Richard O Brien, (Of Rocky Horror Show fame) and a wonderful place to go on any night out, - open Wednesdays to Saturday from 9.30 pm on Silver Street, Manchester, off Princess Street and a mere stone's throw from FAB Café. Cool web site too.
http://www.happyaslarry.co.uk/deadchickens/gallerys.htm very good Manchester based commercial art for sale site created by a very good friend of mine Clare Kelly

CREATIVE WRITING AND POETRY LINKS

LULU PUBLISHING - You could try this website: http://www.lulu.com/

 

There was a report on it in todays Daily Telegraph:  http://www.portal.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/08/07/nlulu07.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/08/07/ixhome.html

 

 

 

http://poetrysuperhighway.com/PoetLinks.html The Poetry Superhighway,
picks guest poets for specific attention each month and also gives
attention to many other poets and poetry events.

http://www.indigogroup.co.uk/llpp Lollipop - small poetry publishers. -
List of small publishers - good places for poets to send work for
possible first publication.

www.applesandsnakes.org London based organisation promoting
poetry slam events, which is due to expand nationally due to National Lottery funding soon.
www.storyteller-uk.com The Wanton Spirit e-zine producers who have used
some of my material from time to time.
http://www.inscriptionsmagazine.com Terrific source of up to date information on the poetry and general writing publishing world, and source of several excellent competitions too
http://poetry.about.com/arts/poetry/cs/a/index.htm Extensive link range on
contemporary poetry

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/1127/ Jim Bennett - Homepage
Fine
Liverpool based poet, presenting much of his own material, and also a
superb links page for other writing sources.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/9952/index.htm PK Poetry List
The best e-mail discussion group around for poets bar none and a web page
that really is the best available from the UK
http://www.twilighttimes.com/tt_graphics.html Twilight Times - online editors, publishers of SF and Horror themed poetry.
http://www.poetry.about.com/arts/poetry/library/weekly/aa050499.htm is a
terrific link to the poem and poet generally regarded as the worst of
all time, William McGonagall's Tay Bridge Disaster poem
http://poetry2poetry.homestead.com/valentine.html Bad Poetry producers,
Unlike McGonagall, these poets do it deliberately, yup some of mine
gets in there too.
http://yahoogroups.com/group/ScribesUK, a good e-group for sharing poetry
events info;
http://www.writersblock.ca/ Writer's Block Canadian e-zine site
http://www.writelink.dabsol.co.uk/index.html - Writer's Resources links site
for writers in the UK

ABC TALES Excellent site for poetry and short stories in easy access alphabetical listings. You can read and rate an author's work, including some by me.

ZOETROPE Francis Ford Coppola's studios allows you to present and give critique to poems, stories and film scripts. Lots of chat and discussion facilities. Definitely one of the best sites of its kind for any writer.
http://www.rcia.com/simahoyo/writersindex.html Advice site for up and coming
writers of books, poems and web sites
http://www.inkspot.com/admin/links.html Inkspot list of many links for
writers and poets

Sites for poetry slams - mostly in The States www.poetryslam.com/

http://www.feist.com/~megrail/page2.html In The Writing Biz guide to lots
of US publishing houses (Site has annoying elevator music version of
soundtrack to Dirty Dancing so hit sound mute when there, but otherwise
fine)
http://www.inscriptionsmagazine.com/index.html Inscriptions Magazine for
professional writers, regualr e-mail bulletins and competitions
http://www.csd.net/~cantelow/poem_welcome.html Interactive poetry salon -
lots of good experimental stuff here, ie, poems written line by line by
different contributers, haiku workshops, etc, good site
http://uk.dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Poetry/Poetic_Forms/Close
d_Forms/ Yahoo links site for poetry forms from Clerihew to Sonnets etc
http://library.thinkquest.org/3721/poems/forms/definitions.html Huge online
a-z dictrionary of poetry terms and expressions, likely to be off-putting to
newcomers by its sheer size but of use to experienced and daring poets
http://www.poetrysoc.com/index.htm London based HQ site of the Poetry
Society including news of hte Poetry Cafe and their various resources
for poets nationwide

http://medukamaat.moonfruit.com Flash dependent site which has some of
Casey Abaraonye's
poetry and a directory page for others to put their poetry on.
http://www.crosswinds.net/~subvoicivepoetry/ Good London based poetry
group web site
www.writershood.com Very good poetry site that welcomes submissions on
verse and other writing formats.
http://epc.buffalo.edu/display/intro.html The electronic poetry Centre (EPC)
wide range of e-zine poetry sources to browse read and submit to.
http://e-writers.net/ e-writers resource page for details of what's hot
and not in the e-book publishing realm.
http://www.faber.co.uk/faber/poetry.asp?PGE=&ORD=faber&TAG=&CID= Faber And
Faber publishers website
http://www.hsa-haiku.org/ The Haiku Society Of America home page
http://uk.dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Poetry/Poetic_Forms/Close
Forms/Haiku/Contests_and_Submissions/ Haiku competitions and submissions
links page from Yahoo.

ROLE PLAYING LINKS

http://www.gofree.co.uk/home/gambit/ Manchester by night
http://www.insidetheweb.com/mbs.cgi/mb892120 Manchester by night message
board for vampire characters to talk to one another through
http://www.white-wolf.com/newhome.html White Wolf official homepage - they are the copyright holders and creators of the M-WOD Role playing world and this site sells their wares and gives current updates on merchandise.
http://www.drjohnholleman.com/jh/amvampir14.html Promotional site for The
Book Of Nod, on the dark origin of vampires and the story of what happened to Cain after he was sent to Nod.
http://www.darklinks.com/dchat.html list of vampire chatrooms, some of which have their own online gaming facilities too
http://www.insidetheweb.com/usr/local/itw/docs/messageboard/mbs.cgi/mb28793 general message board for vampire communication
http://members.tripod.com/~hallofsorrow/vampire/ Vampire Masquerade
character sheet preparation and tips
http://php.indiana.edu/~adashiel/wod/vamp/disciplines.html Disciplines that vampire RPG characters can use in certain circumstances (Lots of them to pick from)
http://www.brown.edu/Students/Fantasy/masquerade/rules/clans/malkavian.html - introduction to Malkavian vampire madness
http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Dungeon/4752/sabbat.html links to the clans of the Sabbat, dreaded enemies of the Camarilla vampires.
My own vampire role playing pages are at
/rpg.htm and /quagmass.htm

ENGLISH CIVIL WAR LINKS

                                                RE-ENACTMENT SITES

Sealed knot home page www.sealedknot.org The best page for English Civil War Re-Enactors by far.

                                THE BATTLES AND BATTLEFIELDS

http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/   General overview.

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/trlout_gfx_en/TRA22987.html Naseby

                                                THE PEOPLE  INVOLVED

County Durham recusants http://www.geocities.com/englishrevolution/hixon.htm

Lancashire Royalist Sir George Middleton http://www.geocities.com/englishrevolution/leighton.htm

Madeley in Shropshire
http://www.geocities.com/englishrevolution/madeley.htm

Humfrey Noye, Royalist gentleman gentlemanhttp://www.geocities.com/englishrevolution/noye.htm

House of Correction in Middlewich Middlewichhttp://www.geocities.com/englishrevolution/middlewi.htm

Winstanley & The Diggers http://gouk.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fdiggers.org%2Fdiggers%2Fdigg_eb.html

http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil//puritans.htm The Puritans  

http://exlibris.org/nonconform/engdis/index.html Dissenting sects

Voluntarianism
http://members.aol.com/Vlntryst/3nbnb.html

Witchcraft
http://www.hulford.co.uk/trials.html witch trials

http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/biog/argyll.htm The Marquis Of Argyll

 

http://www.bilderberg.org/land/index.htm Levellers & Diggers.  

                             GENERAL ESSAYS ON THE CIVIL WAR

http://www.thevickerage.worldonline.co.uk/ecivil/index.htm General year by year Civil War History

http://www.mondopolitico.com/discus/messages/68/801.html?1042903625 Cromwell on Charles  1st.

                MONTROSE, AND THE SCOTS/IRISH INVOLVEMENT IN THE CIVIL WAR

http://www.montrose-society.org.uk/index.html The Montrose Society

alasdair mccolla http://www.scotwars.com/html/maccolla_intro.htm

http://www.celticleague.org/history_4-04a.html

htthttp://www.celticleague.org/history_10-03.html

alasdair macdonald ballad  http://www.scotwars.com/html/textonly/maccolla_song.htm

Montrose http://www.scotwars.com/html/montrose_bckgrd_overview.htm

http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/biog/montrose.htm

http://www.highlandconnection.org/clandonaldhistory.html montrose o cahan link

http://www.scotwars.com/html/manus_ocahans_regiment.htm reprint of the mercurius article

Great Rebellion Massacre Of Protestants http://www.waterfordcountylibrary.ie/library/categories/onlineresources/article80/allegedmassacre.doc

Aberdeen Massacre http://www.leopardmag.co.uk/feats/31/lucky-escape-for-fyvies-bonnie-lass

Battle Of Fyfe http://www.abirnie.freeserve.co.uk/fyvie2001/battle_of_fyvie_16441.htm

Battle Of Inverlochy http://www.electricscotland.com/history/shepherd/frebruary.htm

names and numbers roll call http://laghtnan.sealedknot.org/irish.htm

Domestic Annals of Scotland
http://www.electricscotland.com/history/domestic/index.htm

Battle of Worcester
http://www.electricscotland.com/history/articles/worcester.htm

                   THIRTY YEARS WAR – CIVIL WAR SITES

Scots in Sweden
http://www.electricscotland.com/history/sweden/index.htm

Scots in Germany
http://www.electricscotland.com/history/germany/scotsndx.htm

Scots in Poland
http://www.electricscotland.com/history/poland/scotsndx.htm

http://www.reformation.org/lion-of-the-north.html

 

                                                DOCUMENTS FROM THE  17th CENTURY

http://www.constitution.org/eng/conpur043.htm full text of the  Grand Remonstrance case parliament issued against the king.http://eebo.chadwyck.com/marketing/about.htm (Early English Books Online)
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.asp?subjectid=28 (Parliamentary history from the British History online website)
http://www.caliverbooks.com/ (reproduction books and pamphlets, also Military Books, Role Playing Games, CCGs, Wargames, Games Workshop, LARP accessories)
http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/guide17/part01.html (the Time Traveller's Guide to Stuart England online)
http://www.frozen-fyre.com/16CWillsArticle.htm (wills)

http://www.lukehistory.com/resources/index.html (pamphlets, news sheets and other documents)
http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/ (essays and articles on 17th century art and literature)
http://www.paulmeekins.co.uk/ (specialist 17th century bookseller - second-hand, out of print and new)
http://www.portsdown.demon.co.uk/mark.htm (tariff for emigrants with prices from 1625)
http://www.rod-neep.co.uk/books/ref/0477/index.htm (CD book of engravings and woodcuts)

http://www.constitution.org/eng/conpur_.htm Constitutional papers from the Puritan Government.
 

                              WOMEN IN THE 17th CENTURY


http://www.wwnorton.com/nael/17century/topic_1/welcome.htm (the 17th century housewife in English literature)

                                               

                                    WEAPONRY

http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Campground/8551/index.html Muskets

http://www.swordhistory.com/home.html History Of The Sword

http://www.dimacleod.co.uk/history/ecwshots.htm  Artillery

 

                        COSTUME/UNIFORM SITES

http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/timelinepages/1630to1665a.htmhttp://costume.dm.net/dyes/artofdying.html cloth dying http://www.marquise.de/en/1600/pics/index.shtml Baroque costumes. http://www.masterarmourer.com/   Armour
http://www.the-armoury.co.uk/ Armour
http://www.themerchantventurers.co.uk/Index2.asp  Armourhttp://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/trlout_gfx_en/TRA22987.html Buff coats http://jas-townsend.com/ (made to measure clothing)
http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/17thlinks.htm (a site full of links)
http://www.manchestergalleries.org/html/costume/goc_collection.html (costume gallery)
 http://www.apparelsearch.com/definitions/definition_list_clothes.htm (cloth and clothes)
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/shoe/RESEARCH/GLOSSARY/bdefs.htm (shoes, historical)
http://www.saintives.com/essays/textile_primer.htm (materials, historical)
http://www.thrednedlestrete.com/morse/Glossary.htm (clothing, historical)
http://www.vertetsable.com/research_vocabulary.htm#a
http://www.whaleys-bradford.ltd.uk/glossary.cfm (material)
Hats
http://www.hatshapers.com/Hat%20Dictionary.htm
http://www.thrednedlestrete.com/morse/GlossaryC.htm
Hose
http://www.dabbler.com/ndlwrk/stocking.html (hand knit)
http://www.vertetsable.com/demos_stockings.htm (has a pattern for cut hose)

Jewellery
http://www.ladysmaidjewels.com/Articles/cheapside.html (The Cheapside Hoard "greatest find of 16th-17th century jewelry made for commoners.")
Lace
http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/100pages/17THLACE.HTM
Patterns
http://freespace.virgin.net/f.lea/index.htm (Tudor costumes, but has lots of useful information on it)
http://jas-townsend.com/
http://www.lostcoasthistpatterns.com/underpinnings.html (women’s underclothes)
http://www.paulmeekins.co.uk/patterns/patternsindex.htm
http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/
http://www.sewingcentral.com/cgi-bin/Web_store/web_store.cgi?page=pp.html&cart_id=8515131_4367
Petticoats
http://costume.dm.net/cartpleat/ (cartridge pleats)
Sewing
http://www.crewelwork.com/history.htm (crewel work)
Shoes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clogs (Clogs)
http://www.cordwainers.org/later_history.html (Cordwainers)
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/shoe/RESEARCH/GLOSSARY/bdefs.htm (footwear glossary)
Snapsacks
http://www.fairfax.org.uk/main/gallery/gallery5/ffxgallery.htm
Suppliers and Tailors
http://costume.dm.net/corsets/
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kurtjewkes/Index.htm (Eleanor’s Trunk)
http://www.agesofelegance.co.uk/
http://www.annabelchaffer.co.uk/products/designer_jewellery/museum_london_cheapside_jewellery_collection_page01.htm (replicas of The Cheapside Hoard for sale)
http://www.calltoarms.com/sallygrn.htm (Sally Green)
http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/100pages/17THLACE.HTM (lace)
http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/17thlinks.htm (a site full of links)
http://www.dabbler.com/ndlwrk/stocking.html (hand knit)
http://www.lacis.com/ (embroidery supplier)
http://www.periodglasses.com/ (spectacles)
http://www.pewterreplicas.com/
http://www.plantagenet-repros.com/index.html (also wrought ironwork)
http://www.qualitycaps.co.uk/
http://www.sarahjuniper.co.uk/ (hand sewn boots and shoes)
http://www.thehcc.co.uk/
http://www.themerchantventurers.co.uk/Index2.asp
http://www.vanessatreasure.co.uk/
http://www.venacavadesign.co.uk/ (corsetry website)
http://www.venacavadesign.co.uk/Pages/DraftBones.htm (boning etc)
http://www.vertetsable.com/
http://www.warwear.co.uk/
Women’s clothing (general)
http://www.chepstowe.co.uk/clothes.html (has sketches of some patterns)
http://www.kipar.org/baroque-costumes/costumes_female_focus.html (accessories)
http://www.kipar.org/baroque-costumes/costumes_female_working.html
http://www.metaweb.com/wiki/wiki.phtml?title=Stephenson:Neal:Quicksilver:176:Black_Velvet_(Scott_Elkin) (comparing pre-Restoration and Restoration dress, with reference to a pamphlet called "A Just and Seasonable Reprehension of Naked Breasts and Shoulders")
http://www.portsdown.demon.co.uk/lace.htm (lace making)
http://womenshistory.about.com/library/pic/hollar/blhollar1.htm (Hollar’s engravings)
Women’s underclothes
http://costume.dm.net/corsets/
http://fashion-era.com/early_corsetry.htm#17th_Century_Boned_Bodices_

                                    ART

http://cartelen.louvre.fr/cartelen/visite?srv=car_not_frame&idNotice=25528 David Tenniers.

http://www.kipar.org/baroque-costumes/costumes_female_working.html Portraits/depictions of women in the 17th Century

                                    LITERATURE/POETRY

http://www.ic.arizona.edu/ic/mcbride/lanyer/lanyer.htm (17th century poetess Aimelia Lanyer)

http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/englisch/kurse/17c/poets.htm (17th century female poets)

http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/poems/pgexmont.htm Post Civil War William McGonagall poem on the execution of Montrose. (hilariously bad tribute poem by Scotland's worst Bard.

                                    FOOD & DRINK SITES OF 17th CENTURY INTEREST

http://www.plimoth.org/learn/education/kids/homeworkHelp/dinner.asp Essay on diet in the period.

http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/maroon.html A surprisingly informative history of the carrot in art, cooking and culture.

Eating Equipment
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/frames.shtml?http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/subcategory.asp?subcat_id=707&subcat_name=London-area+redware&page=2 (pots and drinking vessels from archaeological digs)
http://www.pewterreplicas.co.uk/
http://www.themerchantventurers.co.uk/Index2.asp

Medicine
http://www.nps.gov/colo/Jthanout/DrugProd.html

Recipes
http://www.godecookery.com/engrec/engrec.html (includes medicines)

Traditional food
http://clyderobin.com/seeds/queen_annes_lace.htm
http://website.lineone.net/~stolarczyk/history.html
http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/


http://www.paeo.de/h1/parki.html (and other plants)
http://www.plimoth.org/learn/education/kids/homeworkHelp/dinner.asp (17th century colonial food, with a discussion of the English diet)
http://www.seedfest.co.uk/ (UK site of "High Quality Heirloom Vegetable Seeds")
http://www.vegetableseed.net/ ("High Quality Heirloom Vegetable Seeds" includes recipes)

                   SMOKING

http://www.nfi.org.za/palaeo/pipes.htm (chemical residue found in pipes in Virginia)
http://www.ramshornstudio.com/pipe_smoking.htm (women and pipes)
http://www.virginiadigs.com/broaddus_flats/images/artifacts/artifacts_2.html (under construction)

                                    BOOKS ON THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD

 

http://www.paulmeekins.co.uk/  Paul meekins Book sales.

http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft9v19p2p6/ Full text of the Pauline Gregg Charles 1st History book.

http://www.caliverbooks.com/HTML/calintro.htm Caliber Books

http://www.greenhillbooks.com/ (military books)
http://www.harlotpublications.co.uk/ (pamphlets and books about crafts & history)


        FILM REVIEWS ON 17th Century FILMS 

http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/c-d/cromwell.html Cromwell reviewed.

JUST FOR FUN LINKS

http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/006448.html  What you can learn from folk music – very funny and often true

MY FAVOURITE YOUTUBES

talk like a pirate day http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

Saturnalia - funny comic strip in which a pagan family show a creationist a rather too traditionasl yuletide http://www.tcp.com/~prime8/e-sheep/Saturnalia/01.html

http://625.simplenet.com/contents.htm TV Nostalgia page

www.dumblaws.com/ Some great real laws

http://625.simplenet.com/contents.htm TV Nostalgia page

http://www.dujour.com:8080/dujour/index.jsp daily riddles to solve sometimes with prizes on offer - free and fun - sometimes easy sometimes hard - good fun.

http://www.uselessknowledge.com/ useless info page - useful on people's birthdays

>www.dotmusic.com gossip from the rock music industry - classy presentation>
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www.losers.org selections of web sites by sad people (in it's author's
opinion, including hobbyists, trekkies, rednecks and various fetish folk

www.chickenhead.com/ Very irreverent bad taste site mocking US southern State redneck mentality in a series of very funny well presented lampoons about televangelists, KKK extremists, and hillbillies who adore their roadkill souvenirs. Not to be missed unless easily offended.

http://poetry.about.com/library/weekly/aa050499.htm?once=true& McGonagal's Tay Bridge Disaster poem, univesally regarded as the worst verse ever written, and it's for real

http://www.jumptheshark.com/ episode points at which you realise a good tv series has gone stupid - the title refers to the episode of happy days when fonzie goes waterski-ing but lots of other shows cop it too

http://zapatopi.net/belgium.html belgium doesn't exist - official proof

http://fathom.org/opalcat/bubblewrap.html Yes, a site devoted tot he study of BUBBLEWRAP!!!

http://zapatopi.net/blackhelicopters.html sinister black helicopters

http://www.pagetutor.com/idiot/idiot.html are you an idiot or not? Find out here - I am and proud of

http://whttp://www.clickpix.de/horses.htm click on each horse to set it off singinging or to stop it

www.chm.bris.ac.uk/sillymolecules/sillymols.htm chemists do have a senseof humour - molecules with genuine silly scientific names - great fun page to visit

http://www.idleworm.com/nws/2002/11/iraq2.shtml
daft game, fun to do, worth reading the hate mail its author got for doing it too, he adds it on along with the game itself

http://www.afunzone.com/torpedoalley/ submarine torpedo game fun game to play - tougher than it appears when you start

http://uk.download.yahoo.com/ne/fu/oa/poshtest1.xls posh test - i got 16 percent so i'm really common

http://www.thomasscott.net/flash/brian/ easy but silly and fun brian blessed test page

http://www.tvgohome.com/index.html tv go home page

www.dumblaws.com/ Some of the ludicrous things you can still be arrested for throughout the world - here is a sample from the UK - Throughout the whole of England it is illegal to eat mince pies on the 25th of December. Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked manaquin. It is illegal to leave baggage unattended. Picking up abandoned baggage is as act of terrorism. Those wishing to use a television must apply for a license. It is illegal for a Member of Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full suit of armour. Anal sex is prohibited. You may not make out in public. It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle

1,000's more at the site

http://www.badfads.com/main.html Fads explored and derided with savage enthusiasm - rubik cubes and hoola hoops - any thing kitsch is here - worth also reading my review of Bellwether at /bellwether.htm if you like this fads site.

 

SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR LINKS

Ansible links the best general science fiction pages online http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/Ansible/ansilink.html

www.DiverseBooks.com DIVERSE BOOKS - SF book review site encouraging reviews not only of current l releases but also of old and second hand classics, written by fans and readers themselves.

www.wsfa.org.uk The Welsh Science Fiction Association.

http://website.lineone.net?~ianw/ericbrown/harman.htm Website of SF artist Dominic E. Harman one of the best in the business of SF illustration work.

http://babylon5.warnerbros.com/cmp/ Babylon Five official list
http://www.buffy.com/slow/slowsitemap.html Official Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV Series site

http://www.norcalslam.org/
http://davidgrenier.weblogger.com/2001/08/06
http://www.e-poets.net/library/slam/xindex.html offers a history of slams
http://www.slampapi.com/ the founder's home page - Marc Smith, the Daddy of the slam poetry scene,
http://centerstage.net/music/articles/slams.html .
http://www.suncrumbs.org/slam/slam.html

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/xconnect/volume1/issue1/contributors/walker/swalke

: http://www.geocities.com/star_trek_fansite2003/ Star Trek resources - everything you want to know about Star Trek

http://www.okima.com/book/bio.html Molly Brown web site of author of Virus and Invitation To A Funeral. Highly recommended

Robert Rankin website sproutlore http://www.sproutlore.com/

GENERAL INTEREST AND USEFUL LINKS 

GOBLOGZ  blog site promotion link <a href="http://www.goblogz.com/">Go BlogZ</a>

Google search engine http://www.sealedknot.org/members/index.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikepedia is an online encyclopedia   which readers can add to, edit, and discuss. Iy covers every subject you can think of. A must.

http://www.speedcamerasuk.com/database/NWGM/nwgm011.htm Speed camera database - useful for keeping tabs on their locations -  I don’t drive so    I can’t guarentee it is up to date or totally accurate

Good film-DVD ordering page - moviemail http://www.moviemail-online.co.uk/scripts/frontpage.pl

http://www.voy.com/71354/  Forum for passengers who sailed on the SS Uganda, including myself in 1977, during its educational cruise years, and later, (without me) during its use as a hospital ship during the Falklands War.

www.askjeeves.com extremely clever search engine that sarches other search
engines and answers questions you ask in plain English.

http://www.thehungersite.com/images/HungerMap1.gif Extremely valuable site where you can make a charitable donation to feed the hungry without actually spending any money at all - the site operates by corporate subscription - you just visit the site, click on the map and the corporation sponsors make a donation - you can only visit once per day, but it is one of the best charity promotions online - an absolute must.

www.findadeath.com regularly updated stories on celebrity deaths -
including Ed Wood and bizarely Herve Vallanchez (Nick Nack from The Bond
Movie TheMan WithThe Golden Gun)

http://www.bit.net.au/~larme/archive/phantas/phreport.html Why a major computer game was banned and why it should be unbanned.
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www.findagrave.com companion site to above listing locating tthe final
resting places of many celebs, royals and tyrants around the world, giving
epithaphs, links etc - very well researched

www.dark-skies.freeserve.co.uk/ Astronomy campaign to reduce excessive street lighting to give astronomers a clearer view of the night sky - stunning images of what we could see if the glare of neon and air pollution didn't obstruct us - wonderful stuff great pictures

http://vil.nai.com/villib/alpha.asp Useful site that checks up whether those virus warnings you get e-mailed regularly are serious are not - most are listed on this site (called dr. Solomon's Virus Central, as hoaxes. Good site for putting minds at rest.

YELL yellow pages online http://www.yell.com/ucs/HomePageAction.do

GOOD BEARS - www.goodbearsoftheworld.org Nice site that promotes the collection of teddy bears to be given to law enforcementr officers to give to children who they need to interview in cases involving child beating, rescue from disasters, victims of bereavement or traumatic accidents, lost children, molestations, and other sensitive issues. A very worthy cause indeed.

 

Birmingham UK Com http://www.birminghamuk.com/ Good website to link to if you have anon-profit making website   as they will happily  run your link in return for a link for them on your website.

                                                EROTICA LINKS (Adults only)

 

THE BATHTUB ART MUSEUM http://www.bathtubmuseum.org/bathtubabout.htm

 

THE BETTIE PAGE WEBSITE http://www.bettiepage.com/home.php Pictures and  stories of the most iconic and beautiful pin up girl of all time. 

 

SUSIE BRIGHT http://www.susiebright.com/ One of the best writers,  champions and commentators on  erotica today. 

 

   RACHEL KRAMER BUSSEL -  http://www.rachelkramerbussel.com/ Personal blog page of a major erotica author. 

 

THE BUTTERFLY TEMPTRESS.  http://thebutterflytemptress.blogspot.com/ Excellent blog page. 

 

ADRIANNA DANE - http://www.adriannadane.com/adrianna%20dane%20home%20page.htm Blog pages for a leading erotica author. 

 

Erotica Readers & Writers Association http://www.erotica-readers.com/ERA/G/G-Main.htm Quite simply the best resource for authors wishing to spice up their literature with strong arousal scenes. 

 

The  Erotic  Woman http://www.theeroticwoman.com/  -  A membership subscription online community for erotic literature, discussion, etc.

 

FELICIA'S  STORIES http://mansur.ca/index.htm Excellent erotica.

 

TRESART L.SIOUX'S’s WEBSITE. . http://www.angelfire.com/movies/artist/ Web pages for a brilliant erotica author and artist. 

 

MIKE KIMERA BLOG PAGE - http://mikekimera.blogspot.com/

 

MINX WETLOOK http://forum.minxmovies.com/index.cgi? Wetlook clothing Fetish discussion forum – You don’t have to take your clothes off to look sexy.

 

MUD PUDDLE VISUALS www.mudpuddlevisuals.com/welcome.html  Bizarre real quicksand as a sexual turn on fetish web site - more scary than erotic, to my mind, but each to their own.....

 

THE ULTIMATE MESSY DIRECTORY (UMD) http://www.umd.net/?splashme=1 Wet And Messy fetish links resource - regularly updated. If you like wet, muddy, covered in food, etc, this site is for you.

 

A F WADDELL (EROTICA AUTHOR)  http://www.afwaddell.com/ Personal web site for an excelent erotica author.

 

                                                            ART & ARTISTS LINKS

 

Julian Beever street art - some fantastic stuff here, really http://www.rense.com/general67/street.htm  There's more of  Beever’s work at http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/pave.htm

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