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1000 Londoners and Shakespeare

I’m grateful to Jill Little for letting me know about a fascinating ongoing project which, at the end of this important year, is highlighting Shakespeare’s connections with London. The digital project is 1000 Londoners, in which every week...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Dec 2016

The Covenanters’ Prison, Edinburgh, 1679 #History #Scotland

After the Covenanters were defeated in the battle of Bothwell Brig on 22 June, 1679, at least 1,184 prisoners were delivered to Edinburgh. They were held in Inner Greyfriars’ Yard. What is today called The Covenanters’ Prison in Greyfriars’...
1679 Alexander Balfour (Gilston) Andrew Newbigging Andrew Sword (d.1679) Andrew Thomson (Sauchie) Andrew Wallace (Irongray) Ayrshire Balmaghie parish Borders Borgue parish Bowden parish British History Captain Strachan Ceres parish Covenanters Covenanters' Prison Cranston parish Croune of London (1679) David Cunningham David Somerville Drummond parish East Calder parish Edinburgh Edinburgh Tolbooth Edinburghshire Fife Galashiels parish Galloway George Heriot's School George Lord Ross His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons History Inverkeithing parish Irongray parish James Balfour (Gilston) James Corsan (Kirkcudbright) James Gray James Lileburn (Kinross) James Waddell (Monklands) James Wood (d.1679) John Blackadder John Clyde (d.1679) John Govan John Kid (d.1679) John King (d.1679) John Kirk (Ceres) John McBraickney John Scott (Ettrick Forest) John Thomson (Bothwellmuir) John Waddel (d.1679) Kelso parish Kilmarnock parish Kincardine parish Kinross Kinross parish Kirkcudbright parish Kirkcudbrightshire Linlithgowshire Livingston parish Loudoun parish Militia Old Monkland parish Orwell parish Patrick Keir Patrick Wilson Perthshire Robert Boig (Newbigging) Robert Garnock Robert Kirk (Burleigh) Robert McGill (Galashiels) Robert Miller (Pinclo) Robert Russell Robert Young (Galasheils) Roxburgh Sandy Bells Scotland Scottish History Selkirkshire St Ninians parish Stirlingshire Stow parish Strathmiglo parish Thomas Brown (d.1679) Thomas Crichton Thomas Miller (Ceres) Thomas Pringle Thomas Williamson (Over Cranstoun) Walter McKechnie West Port Gate William Brown William Grindlay William Hardie William Henderson William Younger
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Dec 2016

An Orkney Diarist on Infamous Shipwrecks #History #Scotland

The Diary of Thomas Brown in Kirkwall provides a glimpse into how the Presbyterian struggle of the 1680s was viewed at the opposite end of the nation. Brown’s diary mainly records marriages and deaths in Orkney, sometimes hangings, mainly for sheep...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Dec 2016

Report – Irish Renaissance Seminar at the University of Limerick, 5th November 2016

  Guest report by Dr Carrie Griffin The Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick, was delighted to welcome delegates and speakers to the autumn meeting of the Irish Renaissance Seminar, held for the first time at the University of Limerick....
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 29 Nov 2016

London Hearth Tax Mapping: A ‘Charles Booth’ for the Seventeenth Century?

Soon after the Centre for Hearth Tax Research started working on the 1666 London hearth tax, I had an idea in the back of my mind to compare and contrast an analysis of wealth and poverty derived from the hearth tax with the work and findings...
From: Hearth Tax Online on 28 Nov 2016

Of Voltaire’s London years and the Lettres sur les Anglais

Thanks to support from the AHRC for the publication of one of the iconic texts of the Enlightenment, Voltaire’s Lettres philosophiques, a.k.a. Lettres sur les Anglais (1733, published in English the same year under the title Letters concerning the...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 25 Nov 2016

“Rent must be paid, duties dischargd”: A Note on Elizabethan Landlords

While estate agents and others expressed disapproval, others will have welcomed this morning’s leaked announcement from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement about announcing a crackdown on letting fees: those administration...
From: Before Shakespeare on 23 Nov 2016

‘The noble art of governing prisons’: The European Custody & Detention Summit, the Tower of London and historical narratives

This week, the European Custody & Detention Summit is convened at the Tower of London (15-16 November). Set against this historic backdrop, the summit is seeking to address ‘significant challenges in the modernisation of custody and detention...
From: Early Modern Prisons on 15 Nov 2016

The Before Shakespeare Guide to the Elizabethan East End

Summer 1567.  A feature piece for Elizabethan developers, house buyers, tourists, and those interested in keeping up with the latest cultural developments just outside of the City of London.  In this feature, we tell you why it might just...
From: Before Shakespeare on 14 Nov 2016

The Russ McDonald Memorial Seminar

Regular readers of this blog may remember, back in July, that I wrote about the death of the distinguished Shakespeare academic Professor Russ McDonald. At 5.15- 7pm on 7 November a special event is being held to commemorate his life and work, at the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Nov 2016

Frost Fair on the River Thames

“In the foreground is the riverside in Southwark, with spectators, and a vendor of ‘A hot Mutton Pie or an Apple Pie’; a gangway placarded ‘The New City Road’ leads from the pavement to ice. In the background is a detailed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Oct 2016

October 17

GUEST CURATOR: Lindsay Hajjar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (October 17, 1766).“ALSO, An able body’d hearty Wench 16 Years old (with a sucking Child.” This advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Oct 2016

Municipal Monsters

In what has become a pattern for me, I was looking for something quite particular, when I came across something that diverted me from my path altogether, this time in the online catalog of the American Antiquarian Society. The item in question was...
From: streets of salem on 14 Oct 2016

October 11

GUEST CURATOR: Jordan Russo What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-London Gazette (October 10, 1766).“A valuable FARM, containing about 130 Acres of choice good Land.” The majority of people in colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Oct 2016

October 1

GUEST CURATOR: Jordan Russo What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (October 10, 1766).“Linseed-Oil … for ready CASH.”   Lindseed oil has many uses today, but this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Oct 2016

October 5

GUEST CURATOR: Elizabeth Curley What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-London Gazette (October 3, 1766).“A Passage Boat … is now Established between Long-Island and New-London.” A “Passage...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2016

Invisible Black British History

Only relatively recently have many people in Britain become aware that the presence of black and mixed race people did not begin with the arrival of the Windrush in 1948. Indeed we also forget that the ship was called the Empire Windrush reflecting...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 5 Oct 2016

Flying through 17th century London

Flying through 17th century LondonOpen Culture is an amazing resource for teaching and research and well worth exploring; the audio recordings are often especially amazing. Here though I have chosen a link for the blog which features in my teaching on...
From: renaissanceissues on 3 Oct 2016

October 3

GUEST CURATOR: Elizabeth Curley What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (October 3, 1766).“A Night-School will be opened on Monday Evening.” Evening schools allowed children and adults who...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Oct 2016

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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.