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Review: Alexander Kaufman’s “Jack Cade Rebellion of 1450: A Sourcebook” (2019)

By Stephen Basdeo Alexander L. Kaufman, ed. The Jack Cade Rebellion of 1450: A Sourcebook. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2020. (xii), 257pp. ISBN 978-1-4985-5029-1. £65 (RRP) As the several endorsements on the rear cover of Alexander Kaufman’s...

How to Increase Your Energy, 15th century

Getty MS Ludwig XV i, f. 13 (15th c.)For the evil that is called lethargy. Take your own hair, burnt, mixed with vinegar and a little pitch, and lay that over the nostrils.Also, swine's dung laid thereto is good.Also, place the eyes, the heart...
From: Ask the Past on 2 Oct 2019

When “Medieval” Armour is not quite medieval… Plate Armour and the Renaissance.

Did you know that much of the full body plate armour that we think of as being medieval is usually not medieval at all? If you type “medieval armour” into google images then chances are that something like this will appear: Yet the majority...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 3 Feb 2019

Call To Arms! All Muzzle-Loader Users PLEASE Sign This Petition!

The law against using these primitive tools off the range has no legitimate reason for existing, it was shear ignorance on the part of the law makers that placed muzzle-loading pistols on a RESTRICTED license!If we don't fight for our rights to legitimately...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Oct 2018

The Surprising Practice of Binding Old Books With Scraps of Even Older Books.

The wood on this 1480 edition of the Vulgate bears the traces of a manuscript wrapped around it.https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/book-waste-printed-garbage
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Jun 2018

The Extract of Various Prophecies

For the booklet of excerpts from Lichtenberger and Grünpeck and other sources known variously as the Auszug etlicher Prophezeiungen, Extract of Various Prophecies, and (inaccurately) as the "Anonymous Practica"/"Anonyme Praktik," whose most thorough...
From: Research Fragments on 19 Apr 2018

The Last Dying Speech and Confession of Jack Straw

In 1381, one of the most important events in English medieval history occurred: the Peasants’ Revolt. Under the leadership of a former soldier, Wat Tyler (d. 1381), a radical priest, John Ball (d. 1381), and Jack Straw (d. 1381), approximately 50,000...

How to Behave at School, 1479

Hortus sanitatis (1497), Darmstadt " We order and decree that teachers and students who are wearers of indecent garments, brawlers, drunks, nighttime ramblers, pimps, thieves, frequenters of taverns and other filthy places, players of dice, scoffers...
From: Ask the Past on 7 Sep 2017

Die Armenbibel im Stundenbuch–Zum mehrschichtigen Inhalt des frühen gedruckten Stundenbuches

A guest post from Stefan Matter (Freiburg/Schweiz) This is the German preview of an original article to appear later this month in conjunction with the publication of the volume ‘German Manuscripts in Oxford’” Abstract: Early...
From: The Conveyor on 27 Jun 2017

A very short review: Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism (1998)

McGinn, Bernard, John Joseph Collins, and Stephen J. Stein, eds. The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism. 3 vols. New York: Continuum, 1998. ISBN 978-0826412522.9780826412522 9780826412522 9780826412522 9780826412522 I usually save short reviews for academic...
From: Research Fragments on 23 Jun 2017

A prognostication for Valentine's Day 1469 from the desk of Hartmann Schedel

Bettina Wagner's work on letters, notes, and other miscellanea from Hartmann Schedel has uncovered quite a few interesting things, including this cataclysmic prognostication for 1469 copied onto a loose leaf. It's an interesting text that I haven't seen...
From: Research Fragments on 7 Apr 2017

Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Black Arrow” (1888)

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) is perhaps most famous nowadays for his brilliant novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). This post, however, is about a now little-known novel that he authored entitled The Black Arrow, which was...

How to Serve a Flaming Bird, c. 1465

Musée du Petit-Palais L.Dut.456, f. 86v (15th c.) How to Dress a Peacock With All Its Feathers, So That When Cooked, It Appears To Be Alive and Spews Fire From Its Beak     How to dress a peacock so that it appears to be alive:...
From: Ask the Past on 22 Nov 2016

My Forthcoming Book: “The Mob Reformer: The Life and Legend of Wat Tyler” (2018)

I have recently been contracted by a commercial publisher to write a popular history book entitled The Mob Reformer: The Life and Legend of Wat Tyler which is due for publication in 2018. The title is taken from that of an old play, Wat Tyler and Jack...

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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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:

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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.