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1814: Murder or manslaughter? The trial of Mary Ann Adlam

After researching so many women who were sent to the gallows, 1 sometimes for non-violent crimes or for murders that arisen out of years of abuse, it was heartening to read this story about Mary Ann Adlam who stabbed her husband during an altercation...
From: Naomi Clifford on 12 Dec 2017


After another busy and exciting year, Journal of the American Revolution is taking a vacation to tackle a few other projects. Look for us again on January 8,... The post GONE FISHIN’: RETURNING JANUARY 8 appeared first on Journal...

Snow & Inaccessibility

Dear readers: I had a lovely plan for the blog this December, including light, frothy and festive posts about fairies, puddings, and GIN. But then the Peabody Essex Museum was forced to admit that they have no intention of returning the historical collections...
From: streets of salem on 11 Dec 2017

Article & Reviews in the RQ, Winter ’16

Renaissance Quarterly 69/4 (2016): Hugo Ribeiro da Silva, “Projecting Power: Cathedral Chapters and Public Rituals in Portugal, 1560-1650.” Reviews: Enrique González González reviews Gilbert Tournoy, ed. La correspondence de...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 6 Dec 2017

Singing the News at Ewecross

I was delighted earlier this year to be asked to give my talk on Singing the News in mid-Tudor England at Ewecross Historical Society which meets in High Bentham on the top edge of the Forest of Bowland (being a forest, there’s no direct route there...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 6 Dec 2017

Top 10 Articles of November 2017

We at JAR are very thankful for all our readers and expert writers. In November, we welcomed two new writers: Charles R. Foy and... The post Top 10 Articles of November 2017 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Abduction and Rape in 18th-Century London: The Multiple Misfortunes of Charlotte Williams by Joanne Major and Sarah Murden

I am thrilled to host a post by Joanne Major and Sarah Murden, two stars of the Georgian Era blogging cosmos, whose supersleuthing on myriad fascinating subjects at All Things Georgian have earned them thousands of fans. Here they tell us about appalling...
From: Naomi Clifford on 28 Nov 2017

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for December 2017

Books I have only one book listed as a new release this month (as always, that probably means I’m missing a bunch!). Sarah-Beth Watkins has a new work out titled Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots: The Life of King Henry VIII’s Sister which will...
From: Blog on 26 Nov 2017

Black Friday 2017! The Best American Revolution Books for Gifts

Nothing is better than the gift of knowledge, so consider some of these books for that special history lover on your shopping list. Here... The post Black Friday 2017! The Best American Revolution Books for Gifts appeared first on Journal of the American...

Five scenes of children playing

Our children are grown up and have left home but I keep out some of their toys just in case a child visits us. I miss shopping for children’s playthings. Perhaps, as we head for Christmas, that is why my thoughts turned to images of children playing...
From: Naomi Clifford on 19 Nov 2017

A World of Empires. Claiming and Assigning Imperial Authority in the High and Late Middle Ages

Recent Publication: A World of Empires. Claiming and Assigning Imperial Authority in the High and Late Middle Ages Chris Jones (Canterbury), Klaus Oschema (Ruhr University Bochum) and Christoph Mauntel (University of Tübingen) published the co-edited...
From: ANZAMEMS Inc on 17 Nov 2017

Benjamin Jesty: Pioneer vaccinator

The Church of St Nicholas of Myra at Worth Matravers, DorsetRecently I spent a weekend in Dorset with friends. On Saturday, while they were off yomping along the coastal path I took the opportunity to explore the Church of St Nicholas in Worth Matravers,...
From: Naomi Clifford on 14 Nov 2017

Next MEMORI seminar: Derek Dunne on ‘Shakespeare’s Licence’, Nov 16 at 5.15, room 2.47

Cardiff University’s Medieval and Early Modern Research Initiative is delighted to announce our next research seminar, which is to be given by one of our newest members and colleagues, Derek Dunne. Cardiff Medieval and Early Modern Research Initiative...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 13 Nov 2017


DARREN FREEBURY-JONES Clock Tower Theatre Company began in 2013, conceived by executive producer Steve Bennett and associate artist Minty Booth. They have been running the theatre company for eighteen months, achieving their aim of giving creatives a...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 10 Nov 2017

November 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (November 6, 1767).“Care will be taken to have all the English and American News Papers, Magazines, and political Pamphlets.” In the fall of 1767...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Nov 2017

Magna Carta and New Zealand: History, Politics and Law in Aotearoa

Recent Publication: Magna Carta and New Zealand History, Politics and Law in Aotearoa This volume is the first to explore the vibrant history of Magna Carta in Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal, political and popular culture. Readers will benefit from...
From: ANZAMEMS Inc on 1 Nov 2017

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for November 2017

Books This month we have a few books that were already released in the UK and are out in November in the US. First up, Nathen Amin’s House of Beaufort: The Bastard Line that Captured the Crown is out on November 1 in the US after a summer release...
From: Blog on 31 Oct 2017

An Extra Slice…

By Tallulah Maait Pepperell Earlier this month, I was given a chance I would have been mad to pass up. A week before, Lisa Smith forwarded an email from Sean O’Hanlon from Love Productions, asking for recipe and food historians who would be interested...
From: The Recipes Project on 30 Oct 2017

Sunday Short Takes

Time for a short round-up! The big art story from a couple of weeks ago was the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I returning to display after conservation: * Armada portrait of Elizabeth I returns after ‘spectacular’ restoration * Armada Portrait...
From: Blog on 29 Oct 2017

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Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.