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Shakespeare, the Blackfriars and the theatre of experience

It has always bemused me that there is so little formal – or, for that matter, informal – dialogue and collaboration between historians and literary scholars. Each are aware of the others’ work, certainly; but the intellectual, cultural and administrative...
From: Mathew Lyons on 17 Nov 2014

Pithy Wills

Anyone who spends any time with eighteenth-century probate soon becomes familiar with the lengthy, repetitive, legalistic phraseology that permeates the typical will and which, along with the difficult handwriting, makes reading them a painful and tedious...
From: Kirby and his world on 16 Nov 2014

A Parcel of Ribbons now on Kindle

The book A Parcel of Ribbons is now available on Amazon Kindle   You can of course still buy the paperback from Amazon or Lulu.com and other outlets which has the advantage of being a physical book and of having the index. Kindle format still...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 14 Nov 2014

Hogarth and the Elephantine Arch

In 1761, George III was crowned in Westminster Hall. As Master Carpenter of the Board of Works, one of William Oram‘s tasks was to construct and decorate a triumphal arch through which the King’s Champion would ride. A print of the arch was...
From: Kirby and his world on 10 Nov 2014

November 1541: The Downfall of Katherine Howard

Above: A portrait miniature thought to be of Katherine Howard, c. 1540.For Queen Katherine, the end came quickly and inexplicably. One moment she was England's adored queen, the beloved youthful consort of Henry VIII, renowned for her beauty and virtue....
From: Conor Byrne on 7 Nov 2014

William Oram

William Oram (d. 1777) was Master Carpenter to the Office of Works when Kirby was appointed as Clerk of the Works at Richmond and Kew. Although he was well-known in artistic circles in his time, his star has faded. Horace Walpole, in his three-volume...
From: Kirby and his world on 6 Nov 2014

The Massacre At Paris: Kit Marlowe, the Rose Playhouse and me

As some friends may know, I spent last week acting in the final six performances of The Dolphin’s Back production of Christopher Marlowe’s The Massacre at Paris at the Rose Playhouse on London’s South Bank. The offer to do so came out of the blue,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 5 Nov 2014

History Carnival #139

We are very pleased to be hosting History Carnival #139 at the Recipes Project this month! We have a wealth of interesting posts to show you this month. Education and the teaching of history has been a hot topic recently. … Continue reading →
From: The Recipes Project on 1 Nov 2014

The Marriage of Figaro at the ENO

Despite having been dragged up by massive opera buffs, I’d never actually managed to see an actual real life opera. UNTIL NOW. Yes, that’s right, I can strike yet another thing off my frankly dispiriting and dolphin free bucket list. And...
From: Madame Guillotine on 30 Oct 2014

Structure of the Board of Ordnance

The Board of Ordnance was in charge of the military’s supply of guns and ammunition, as well as fortifications. As a result, the Ordnance retained a collection of patented craftsmen, although these were not part of the formal organizational structure...
From: Kirby and his world on 28 Oct 2014

Leadership Lessons From The Tudors

I recently gave a talk at the Tower of London to Jardine Matheson Executives from Hong Kong on the leadership lessons we can learn from the Tudors (including what to avoid). Brilliant group; tremendous fun.
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 27 Oct 2014

Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright (d. 1780) was Deputy Surveyor and Master Mason to the Office of Works when Kirby was appointed as Clerk of the Works at Richmond and Kew. Wright was a protégé of William Kent, although exactly how and when they first came into contact...
From: Kirby and his world on 25 Oct 2014

Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die

As long term readers of this blog will be VERY well aware of, I am a MASSIVE HUGE Sherlock Holmes fan. Always have been and always will be. I can’t remember when I first fell in love with Sherlock but I’m pretty sure that the Ladybird version...
From: Madame Guillotine on 19 Oct 2014

The Married Martyr: St. Philip Howard

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops features St. Philip Howard on their website about marriage, citing his conversion and return to his wife as crucial:In 1970, St. Philip Howard was named by Pope Paul VI one of the “Forty Martyrs of Wales...

Research into the Medieval and Early Modern: Navigating Issues of Engagement

Queen Mary, University of London and London Medieval Graduate NetworkSaturday, 18 October 2014 from 10:00 to 18:30 (BST)This colloquium is free of charge. Lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day, and the colloquium will be rounded off...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 18 Oct 2014

A Family Saga and A Theatrical Disaster

An imagined vision of the Brunswick Theatre collapse – hand coloured print   I have written before about the descendants of Scudamore Winde, the close friend of Robert Cooper Lee after whom he named his youngest son. Scudamore Winde made his...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 18 Oct 2014

Review: ITV’s ‘The Great Fire’

ITV’s drama, The Great Fire, aired last night at 9pm in the UK. This morning, I was asked by many on Twitter for my opinions about this show, but as I don’t have access to live television in my house, I was unable to watch it last night. I...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 17 Oct 2014

“too good a joke to lose”

In 1794, President George Washington sent John Jay to England to negotiate a treaty dealing with issues that had arisen relating to the Peace Treaty of 1783. Concluded in November of 1794, the Jay Treaty, as it was called, did not resolve all of the problems...
From: In the Words of Women on 9 Oct 2014

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Notes on Post Tags Search

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/category for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event hashtag, 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.

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.