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Wilson’s “Three Lords and Three Ladies of London” at Purdue

Date: Tuesday, June 2nd, at 7:30 PM Location: The Mallett Theatre in the Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University. Cost: Free! No tickets are required, but the venue only seats approximately 100 to 150 people. Come early and...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 20 May 2015

Henry Gibbon at the sign of the Falcon in Fetter Lane

A farthing token issued by Henry Gibbon at the sign of the Falcon in Fetter Lane, London The above brass farthing token measures 15.8 mm and weighs 0.99 grams. It was issued in 1650 by Henry Gibbon a tradesman of Fetter Lane in the Farringdon Ward Without...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 17 May 2015

'The Lady in the Tower': Anne Boleyn's Letter to Henry VIII

On 2 May 1536, Henry VIII's second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, was imprisoned in the Tower of London on charges of treasonable adultery and conspiracy to murder the king. Four days later, on 6 May, she is said to have written her husband a letter. This letter,...
From: Conor Byrne on 6 May 2015

Celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday on foot and screen

The statue of Shakespeare in Central Park New York My last blog post looked at some of the more official celebrations of Shakespeare’s birthday being held in Stratford, London, New York and Washington DC.  This time I’m filling in some...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Apr 2015

Celebrating Shakespeare’s 451st birthday on both sides of the Atlantic

Stratford’s procession April is a special month for Shakespeare-lovers, as we celebrate both the birth and death of William Shakespeare in 1564 and 1616. The birthday is traditionally celebrated on the 23rd, three days before his baptism at Holy...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Apr 2015

The Port of London in the 18th Century

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome a new guest to our blog – Regan Walker, bestselling author of historical romance. Regan has another new book due out on the 9th May 2015  – To Tame the Wind. Regan is sharing with us some of her research...
From: All Things Georgian on 16 Apr 2015

Humphrey Vaughan of White Hart Yard, Westminster

A half penny tradesman’s token issued by Humphrey Vaughan at White Hart Yard, Westminster The above copper half penny token measures 18.3 mm and weighs 1.70 grams. It was issued in 1666 by Humphrey Vaughan a tradesman of White Hart Yard off Covent...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 4 Apr 2015

Dinner at the Hospital

The Foundling Hospital played an important role in the developing community of artists in London in the 1740s and 1750s. Hogarth was the principal force behind this.  Back in 1740, Hogarth had donated his portrait of Captain Coram to the hospital, and...
From: Kirby and his world on 19 Mar 2015

Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty

Although I might not look it, I am actually pretty fashion literate, in that I take more than a passing interest in the work of various designers, even if I will probably never be able to actually own anything that they make. As you might expect though,...
From: Madame Guillotine on 15 Mar 2015

From Orient to Occident Part II: Acupuncture in Victorian England

N.B. This is the second half of a two-part series on acupuncture in Victorian England.  If you haven’t already done so, I’d recommend checking out Part I first.Just to quickly recap, in the first post I discussed:1)     ...

Peter Tonkin’s Elizabethan ‘Master of Defence’ series: Thomas Musgrave and the Art of Fencing

Probably best to get things straight from the very first sentence: Thomas Musgrave, the hero of Peter Tonkin’s mini series of books set in 1590s London, may be a master swordsman, a Master of Defence, but quite apart from his other remarkable skills,...
From: renaissanceissues on 9 Mar 2015

John Patston at the Iron Gate, Tower of London

A farthing tradesman’s token issued by John Patston at the Iron Gate adjacent to the Tower of London The above copper farthing token measures 16.9 mm and weighs 1.10 grams. It was issued in the mid-17th century by John Patston a tradesman living...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 8 Mar 2015

Janelle Jenstad’s Map of Early Modern London, or Shakespeare’s Serial

Not much can get me out of my dissertation-writing groove. Maybe it’s the progress, or maybe it’s just the opportunity to sit out Kingston’s awful winter from my armchair: pajamas, hot chocolate, and cat snuggles unlimited. But when Janelle Jenstad...
From: The Bardolator on 3 Mar 2015

Parrott Reviews Parker, “Global Crisis,” in LRB, March 5, 2015

David Parrott, “Sad Century,” London Review of Books 37/5 (March 5, 2015).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 27 Feb 2015

London Renaissance Seminar: On the Road

21 February, 10.30am-1.30pm NBRoom 114, Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square, London WC110.00am Coffee10.30am Sue Wiseman (Birkbeck) 'Lucy Hutchinson walks in the park: Elegy, Monument, Epitaph'Becky Tomlin (Birkbeck)' "I trac'd him...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 21 Feb 2015

London Shakespeare Seminar: Spring Term

Monday 26 January, 17:00-19:00Senate Room, Senate House, Malet Street, LondonTo start off the new year, Margreta de Grazia (Shakespeare Verbatim; Hamlet Without Hamlet) will be speaking on ‘The Origin of Shakespeare’s Life’. This will...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 17 Feb 2015

Mr. Dry at the Three Sugar Loaves in Wapping

A farthing tradesman’s token issued at the sign of the three sugar loaves in Wapping, Middlesex. The above copper farthing token measures 15.9 mm and weighs 0.99 grams. It was issued in 1650 by a tradesman in Wapping, a district of eastern London...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 15 Feb 2015

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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.

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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).

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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.