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Turned off at Execution Dock: Thames Scenery in the City of the Gallows. By Richard Ward

  Eighteenth-century London has, with good reason, been called “the city of the gallows”. Gibbets lined the approach to London in every direction, not least of which at various points along the Thames, where offenders sentenced to death...
From: The Power of the Criminal Corpse on 25 Apr 2016

Remembering John Ffloyd, Citizen of London and Comb Maker

“This Bible was my Great Grandfather’s, John Ffloyd, citizen of London, and comb maker by Trade, who lived in one of his houses on the North Side of Ludgate Hill in the parish of St Brides and having given his son (Enoch) and daughter (Elizabeth)...
From: Hearth Tax Online on 25 Apr 2016

“too much dissipation and frivolity of amusement”

An article by Margaret L. Brown on Mr. and Mrs. William Bingham in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography includes several impressions of ANNE WILLING BINGHAM by women that give a good idea of what she was like. Anna Rawle wrote to her mother...
From: In the Words of Women on 19 Apr 2016

Shakespeare: Metamorphosis

A glimpse at some of the treasures on display during the press launch night of Shakespeare: Metamorphosis at the University of London's Senate House Library. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 14 Apr 2016

A Brief History of Benjamin Franklin’s Residences on Craven Street, London: 1757 – 1775

If one looked into Benjamin Franklin’s time on Craven Street, they might initially believe he lived at 36 Craven Street the entirety of his two stays in London based on the plethora of articles on the internet that say so. If they dug a little deeper...

Shakespeare: Performance and Practice Summer School

Applications are now open for an exciting new London-based Summer School, Shakespeare: Performance...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 17 Mar 2016

Touching the Past: Why History Is Important?

I was talking to a colleague recently about what first got us fired up about history. I’ve loved history since childhood, and it was probably inevitable that it would end up as a career. As an undergraduate, though, I vividly remember a turning...
From: DrAlun on 17 Mar 2016

Beaumont’s The Woman Hater and Edward’s Boys

Now, a real theatrical treat. On 11 March 2016 I attended the latest production by Edward’s Boys, the all-boy company directed by Perry Mills of King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon, The Woman Hater. The play is a study of outrageously obsessive...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 12 Mar 2016

Anything But Monotonous: Nine Months of Garrison Duty at Fort Griswold

New London’s harbor was the center of Connecticut’s wartime naval activity for the duration of the eight-year American Revolution.  Because of its recognized importance, its provincial government, as early as 1775, sought ways to protect...

Secret London--Merriment, Martrydom and Mass Execution at Smithfield...

Civitas Londinum, 1561 Like the lost River Fleet, another location in London that has long intrigued me is the infamous Smithfield market; a site of enormous contrasts: executions and extreme devotions, torture and merry-making.In the Middle Ages, ...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 5 Mar 2016

What can you do with 10,000 petitions? Digging deeper into the data

The London Lives Petitions project is exploring approximately 10,000 petitions (and petitioning letters) addressed to magistrates which survive in the voluminous records of eighteenth-century London and Middlesex Sessions of the Peace which were digitised...
From: Early Modern Notes on 21 Feb 2016

The Lion & Key in Thames Street – The investigation of a mid-17th century token from London

A mid-17th century farthing token issued by a tradesman living off Thames Street (possibly at Lion(‘s) Quay in the parish of St. Botolph, Billingsgate. The above brass farthing token measures 15.5 mm and weighs 0.99 grams. It was issued in the...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 21 Feb 2016

Fashion Rules: Restyled

A trip to beautiful Kensington Palace is always a massive high point of the year for me as I love visiting it so much. It’s just such a beautiful old building and so full of fascinating history – I can’t resist it! Last week’s...
From: Madame Guillotine on 18 Feb 2016

Voltaire’s London: Reconstructing a vision of London past

Academics are constantly reminded of the debts owed to previous generations of scholars. We footnote them, refer to their work, profit from their travails, build on their groundwork and sometimes correct their errors. As the Voltaire Foundation embarks...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 18 Feb 2016

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution

First of all, I am going to apologise for being so quiet over the past few months. As I’ve mentioned on here a few times, I suffer from severe depression and anxiety which have been exacerbated by the dismal winter weather and left me feeling really...
From: Madame Guillotine on 17 Feb 2016

The Morning chronicle and London advertiser

Friday June 8, 1798 Title: The Morning chronicle and London advertiser. Published: London : W. Woodfall, Catalog Record File 61 M866++ Acquire July 2015
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Feb 2016

Katherine Howard and Hampton Court Palace

Above: Portrait of an unknown woman, possibly Katherine Howard (left).The Haunted Gallery at Hampton Court Palace (right).On 13 February 1542, two women were executed for treason within the walls of the Tower of London. On the same spot on which Anne...
From: Conor Byrne on 13 Feb 2016

Remembering Lady Jane Grey

On 12 February 1554, Lady Jane Grey was executed within the walls of the Tower of London. Three months earlier, she and her husband Guildford Dudley had been found guilty of high treason. They had unlawfully usurped the throne from the rightful queen,...
From: Conor Byrne on 12 Feb 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:

http://commons.earlymodernweb.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

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

http://commons.earlymodernweb.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://commons.earlymodernweb.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.