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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

Joseph Pratt, Bricklayer

When Thomas Howlett (1678—1759) was appointed master Bricklayer of His Majesty’s Works in 1736 in the place of Thomas Churchill, deceased, he shared the appointment with Joseph Pratt.  Thomas Howlett had been bricklayer to the Prince...
From: Kirby and his world on 1 Aug 2016

Incoming Angel!

Well, it’s August, which means the publication of Death’s Bright Angel, the latest Matthew Quinton adventure, is ever more imminent! To mark both this and the fast approaching 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which forms...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 1 Aug 2016

The Bricklayers Labours

In 1734 and 1735, Robert Tatersal of Kingston-upon-Thames, spurred on by the success of Stephen Duck, produced two slim volumes of poetry, titled The Bricklayer’s Miscellany. The poems are on diverse subjects, but in “The Bricklayers Labours”...
From: Kirby and his world on 26 Jul 2016

Campbell on Bricklayers

In his London Tradesman, Campbell works through the building trades in Chapter 31, beginning with the architect and the stone mason, continuing: The Bricklayer comes next under our Consideration. He differs from the Stone-Mason as much as his Materials;...
From: Kirby and his world on 25 Jul 2016

“Looking for the Longitude”

Longitude was a hot topic in eighteenth-century Britain.  What we might perceive now as a niche, and perhaps rather uninteresting, navigational problem, was then crucial to finding a means of accurately measuring longitude at sea as Britain’s...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 23 Jul 2016

Don Giovanni in Flanders

Spanish attack on a Flemish village, Attr:  Pieter Snayers. (click to enlarge) In the winter of 1603-04, Glassmaker Antonio Neri embarked on what would become a seven-year-long visit to Antwerp, possibly the most productive period of his career....
From: Conciatore on 22 Jul 2016

The Three Tuns Tavern Against the Great Conduit in Cheapside

A mid-17th century token issued by a tradesman operating from the sign of The Three Tuns, near the Great Conduit in Cheapside, London. The above copper farthing token measures 16.8 mm and weighs 1.17 grams. It was issued by a tradesman from the Cheapside...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 19 Jul 2016

The Lady of the Tower by Elizabeth St John

The stunning St John polyptych at St Mary’s Church, Lydiard Park, will be open next weekend 22 – 24 July to celebrate the 401st anniversary of its installation. A view of the South Door at St Mary’s Church, Lydiard Tregoze, through...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 16 Jul 2016

Angel Delight

Cue drum roll… Yes, here’s proof that the next Quinton novel, Death’s Bright Angel, really is on the way – the advance proof copy from Old Street Publishing! I’m currently working through this to eliminate any remaining...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 5 Jul 2016

Silk Brocade Shoes “For Exportation”

These dainty silk brocade shoes were made by London boot and shoemaker, Charles Chapman and exported to British America. While we do not know who owned them –the provenance has been lost—they were most likely worn in New England.  The...
From: SilkDamask on 2 Jul 2016

Seven on your side: Loss, mobility, and practical astrology in seventeenth-century London

I am not ignorant that many have written against the science I profess, But such is my candid equanimity, that I think they inveighed against the abuse rather then the true use, of so ancient, so rare, so often verified a learning, which for its practical...
From: memorious on 1 Jul 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.