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John Empson at the sign of the Crown and Beacon in Duke’s Place

A mid-17th century token issued by John Empson of Duke’s Place, London The above copper half penny token measures 20.9 mm and weighs 1.34 grams. It was issued by a tradesman operating from Duke’s Place in London in the mid-17th century. Its...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 24 Sep 2016

The Map of Early Modern London (MoEML): The Agas Map

  https://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/map.htm This is a link that forms the basis of several seminars I teach on Early Modern London, on space, on urban geography, on sociological readings of space- lots of ways in which I use this link. In a nutshell, the...
From: renaissanceissues on 19 Sep 2016

Remixing and Remaking Digital History: the London Lives Petitions

For those of you who like such things, this post explores the rationale and methodology for my work on London Lives Petitions: it’s a revised/extended version of my paper at the Digital Humanities Congress, September 2016, in the session on Adding...
From: Early Modern Notes on 14 Sep 2016

Game of Hats

Back after a terrific weekend at the Historical Novel Society conference in Oxford. Yes, there were big guns – Melvyn Bragg, Fay Weldon et al – but as always at such events, the information and ideas coming out of the panel sessions were more...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 5 Sep 2016

September 5

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 5, 1766).“They have a Quantity of Goods remaining on Hand which they’ll Sell cheap.” Trumbull, Fitch, and Trumbull ended their partnership...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2016

Conflagration Commemoration

Across the Atlantic, the year-long commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the Great London Fire of 1666 is peaking this weekend, today actually, with a contained conflagration: a 400-foot wooden replica of the seventeenth-century city will go up in...
From: streets of salem on 4 Sep 2016

4 September 2016: An Evening with the Authors

An exciting event will be taking place in London on Saturday 24 September 2016. Made Global Publishing are hosting "An Evening with the Authors" at the Venue in Malet Street. Not only can you meet a wide range of authors who will be discussing their latest...
From: Conor Byrne on 4 Sep 2016

The 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire...

Well, we've finally reached the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London (Well, sort of. We're on a different calendar now, but I guess it doesn't really matter really).  The dome of St. Paul's is all lit up... AFP: Daniel Leal-Olivas ...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 4 Sep 2016

The Great Fire of London, Reconsidered

Sat 3 September 2016 – Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral The Great Fire of London has long been held as a pivotal moment in London’s history. Over the course of four days in September 1666, an infernal blaze claimed over 13,000 houses,...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 3 Sep 2016

A view of Frost Fair, held on the Thames the beginning of February, 1814

“View on the Thames during the 1814 Frost Fair; tents erected on the ice; people making merry in tents around fire or on the ice outside; street traders selling goods at fair; a man playing skittle in foreground, figures slipping or falling through...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Aug 2016

Robert Manfield at the Sign of The Death’s Head in Distaff Lane

A mid-17th century token issued by a tradesman operating from the sign of the Death’s Head in Distaff Lane, London. The above copper farthing token measures 16.2 mm and weighs 1.02 grams. It was issued by a tradesman from the Bread Street Ward...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 27 Aug 2016

August 26

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (August 26, 1766).“George Beattie, From LONDON … works next Door to Mr. Jepson’s the Tinman. George Beattie seems to have been a metalsmith who produced...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Aug 2016

August 15

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (August 15, 1766).“STOLEN out of the Subscriber’s House in the Night … Two silver Watches.” As a general rule, most advertisements featured on...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Aug 2016

Incoming Angel, Part

The publication of Death’s Bright Angel, the new Quinton novel, is getting ever closer, so here’s another ‘teaser trailer’ for the book! This describes the destruction of the Dutch merchant shipping in the Vlie anchorage on...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 15 Aug 2016

Report: World Shakespeare Congress

After a solid week of Shakespeare-related talks and events as part of the World Shakespeare Congress programme, it’s hard to know what to say in summation. So I’ll confine myself to the satisfyingly large but manageable topic of, you guessed...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 9 Aug 2016

A Darker Angel

Last week, I posted the first few pages of the fictional plot of Death’s Bright Angel as a ‘teaser trailer’ for the book’s forthcoming publication. But as I’ve mentioned before, this title is actually ‘two...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 8 Aug 2016

The RSC and London: A widening Gulf?

A quick one, in between shows: Compared to the theatre I’ve seen in London over the past two or three years, the four shows I saw in Stratford this week have been seriously, depressingly lacklustre — with the signal exception of Doctor Faustus,...
From: dispositio on 5 Aug 2016

“a tour of about six hundred miles”

When John and ABIGAIL ADAMS were in London—John being the American minister to England from 1785 to 1788—they lived at 9 Grosvenor Square. As an expat in London I visited the site which is on the northeast corner at the intersection of Duke...
From: In the Words of Women on 4 Aug 2016

John Barrett, wax-chandler

Ann Pratt was the only one of Joseph Pratt’s (1697—1768) children to outlive him. She married John Barrett, a wax-chandler with a shop in the Haymarket, London. Although she lived on until 1790, dying “of a lingering illness” (Whitehall...
From: Kirby and his world on 3 Aug 2016

News: Utopia at the British Library

Photograph by Tony Antoniou, courtesy of the British Library.SCEMS’ Cathy Shrank and Phil Withington have both contributed to a contemporary addition to the British Library’s Treasures Gallery: “Visions of Utopia”. Marking the...
From: SCEMS on 2 Aug 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.