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‘Darkey Kelly’, Brothel Keeper of Dublin

Dorcas Kelly aka Stuart, aka ‘Darkey Kelly’ was a brothel keeper and reputed witch in Dublin in the late 1750s but found notoriety on 7th January 1761 when she was partially hanged then burned at the stake, for allegedly murdering shoemaker,...
From: All Things Georgian on 15 Feb 2018

How to Survive Cold Season, 1761

Giovanni Battista Ferrari, Hesperides (1646)Fever: To prevent catching any infectious fever, do not breathe near the face of the sick person, neither swallow your spittle while in the room. Cold in the Head: Pare very thin the yellow rind of an orange....
From: Ask the Past on 9 Feb 2018

The Truth about the Eccentric Jane Lewson who died aged 116

Where do we begin with this story? Let’s begin with the accounts of Jane’s life as repeatedly recorded ad nauseum since her death in 1816 and which has entered into folklore … after all, why let the facts get in the way of a good story!...
From: All Things Georgian on 8 Feb 2018

The humble apron of the 18th century

Many of us have at least one apron, how often it’s worn will vary greatly. Today they are usually colourful with motifs, some plastic, some cotton. Protection for clothing has been used for centuries so we thought we would take a look at some other...
From: All Things Georgian on 6 Feb 2018

Solving the Mysterious Disappearance of Two 18th-Century French Frigates

A 1798 engraving depicts L’Astrolabe and La Boussole. STATE LIBRARY OF NEW SOUTH WALES/PUBIC DOMAIN.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Feb 2018

Doc Paul's Salt Horn.

One of the best replica salt horns I have seen, lovely work. Not too flashy, but tasteful.Photo & horn by Paul J Schonbrun.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Feb 2018

Review: Folk Songs in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

David Atkinson & Steve Roud (eds.) Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North America: The Interface between Print and Oral Traditions (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014), i-xi, 290pp. £70 (hb) ISBN 978-1-4724-2741-0. The study...

Sade: a national treasure?

What do Ian McKellen and the Marquis de Sade have in common? They’re both national treasures in their respective countries. Manuscript of Les Cent vingt journées de Sodome. In Britain, a national treasure is someone who’s been around...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 1 Feb 2018

The White Cockade: a Jacobite tale

O he’s a ranting, roving lad, He is a brisk an’ a bonny lad, Betide what may, I will be wed, And follow the boy wi’ the White Cockade. (The White Cockade, Robert Burns) Image sourced via Pinterest.In 1745, Joseph D’Acre of Kirklinton...
From: All Things Georgian on 1 Feb 2018

18th Century Fair to take place this weekend

Membership fees for joining the Bucksnort Long­hun­ters are $25 for individuals and $35 for families. For information on the club or this weekend’s event, call 270-369-6129.“We’re always looking for new members,” Hill said.The...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Feb 2018

Grand Encampment and new summer program coming to Old Fort Niagara
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Jan 2018

18th Century Travel Foods. Scotch Eggs 173
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Jan 2018

Anne Marie d’Orléans: 18th Century Jacobite Heiress

Anne Marie d’Orléans is mostly forgotten today, but in the early eighteenth century, the combination of her royal lineage and Catholic faith meant that, amidst the political uncertainty and civil war, she stood out as a significant figure;...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 27 Jan 2018

Pirate Events Calendar.

Gentlemen Of Fortune group USA.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Jan 2018

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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

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This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

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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.