Tyburn was an infamous execution spot west of London, used since medieval times. The Tyburn "tree" - a unique, multi-person gallows - erected in 1571 became a popular public spectacle, drawing crowds of thousands.Tyburn Tree blog is less blood-thirsty but hopefully topical, interesting and informative, if slightly bent to my personal topics of interest - books, writing, history, technology, with a smattering of politics and dash of pop culture, science and the downright strange. So "take a ride to Tyburn" and see what happens...
Friday, May 31, 2013
Wired has a neat gallery of photos (and links) regarding updates on the recent discovery of the skeletal remains of Richard III under a car park in Leicester.
If you, like me, you have an unhealthy obsession with both archaeology and the Tudor eras, you will be excited....
Check it out here.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Cmdr. Chris Hadfield is on his way back down from a five month stint as Commander of the ISS. He has probably done more for the education, popularization and visibility of the space program than anyone in recent memory (including Mohawk guy from JPL). Before leaving, he recorded (with David Bowie;s permission) a new cover version of "Space Oddity". If you do nothing else today, give it a listen and take a second to marvel at all aspects of this - recorded from orbit!