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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

History Today column: How chances it they travel?

One of the many criticisms leveled at Michael Gove’s revision of the history curriculum was that is would reduce lessons to little more than the recitation and memorializing of facts, to what Sir Philip Sidney called ‘the bare was’ of history. But...
From: Mathew Lyons on 6 Oct 2014

Before They Became Sister-in-laws: Louisa and Nabby

Interesting in the light of the subsequent connection between Louisa Catherine Johnson and Abigail “Nabby” Adams as sister-in-laws is their relationship before the family tie was even dreamed of. In 1783 the Johnsons returned to London where...
From: In the Words of Women on 6 Oct 2014

Louisa Catherine Adams: “Record of a Life”

Louisa Catherine Adams was the wife of President John Quincy Adams, the only foreign-born First Lady. In the summer of 1825, a few months after moving into the White House, she began a memoir for her three children—George Washington, John 2nd, and Charles...
From: In the Words of Women on 2 Oct 2014

Mead’s Medical London

London in the eighteenth century was noisy, smoky, dirty, and thronging with people. You might not be blamed for thinking that little has changed, but a surge in population from 675,000 in 1750 to 900,000 just fifty years later meant that the city was...

From Whitechapel is out in paperback!

“This is Melanie Clegg’s best book yet. Her encyclopaedic knowledge of the period allows the reader to relax into the story and be swept along.” Rachael Lucas Set against the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888 the lives of three women intertwine as...
From: Madame Guillotine on 25 Sep 2014

A trip to the Opera

Opera cape, 1898. Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. As some of the more keen eyed among you may have noticed, I am about to turn forty in the next few weeks and have been rather ineptly working my way through a list of things that I feel like...
From: Madame Guillotine on 23 Sep 2014

Henry Flitcroft

Henry Flitcroft (1697—1769), the architect, was Comptroller of the Board of Works at the time when Joshua Kirby was appointed Clerk of the Works at Richmond and Kew. Flitcroft had risen by talent and luck from humble beginnings. His father was a labourer...
From: Kirby and his world on 18 Sep 2014

“a greater degree of politeness and civility in America”

The Adams family returned to London from France in the latter part of May 1785 where John took up his duties as Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s from the United States. Nabby, after having spent nearly nine months in France (see posts here,...
From: In the Words of Women on 11 Sep 2014

The ensemble Globe King Lear

Lear (Joseph Marcell) and Gloucester (John Stahl) on the heath I stumbled when I saw All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players … Dear friends and readers, Don’t miss it. If the ensemble production of the London Globe...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Sep 2014

Catherine Eddowes and Kosminski

It seems like Jack the Ripper is back in the news again in a rather big way, which is jolly nice for me as, like Russell Edwards, who is responsible for the latest furore, I also have a book to promote. I wasn’t actually planning to blog about...
From: Madame Guillotine on 8 Sep 2014

Thomas Worsley

When George III came to the throne, he and the Earl of Bute had a plan, and part of it involve installing the new King’s favoured people in the Office of Works, reflecting his (and Bute’s) interest in architecture. The first appointment was...
From: Kirby and his world on 5 Sep 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:{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.

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.