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To the stocks! Hanna's Town plans annual frontier court

Step back in time and visit the Revolutionary War-era village of Hanna's Town which served as the first English Court west of the Allegheny Mountains at the frontier court re-enactment June 23-24. Experience the excitement of the people as they gathered,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Jun 2018

Paul Scott’s Jewel in the Crown: on “race power”

Friends, I have written about Scott’s Staying On, the whole of the Raj Quartet, books and films, after reading through the books myself, teaching Staying On, listening to the texts from audiocassettes and watching the mini-series. So am skipping...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Jun 2018

Diver recovers rare sandglass timer from 18th century warship Invincible sunk of Isle of Wight

Georgian warship Invincible sank after smashing into a sandbank shortly after leaving Portsmouth in February 1758. the one found, but an example of an 18th...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Jun 2018

Fire Lighting Quotes.

Lov na race; čakališče na jezeru pri jami Lisišče (1759) by  Franz Anton von Steinberg which depicts waterfowl hunting."There happened to be an iron pot and an ax on board--- they cut off a piece of the...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Jun 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.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Jun 2018

Winston Graham’s Pre-Poldark Suspense Novels

Small still from 1977 Poldark, Episode 8: Hugh Armitage and Demelza Poldark becoming lovers in the marginalized rural landscape by the sea of Cornwall Friends, I notice tonight many hits on the novels which provided the equivalent episodes of the older...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Jun 2018

Living history re-enactors at Maine Wildlife Park.

Maine Wildlife Park volunteer Miriam Bisbee throws the hatchet with Dave Bryant of Maine living history group The Ancient Ones.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Jun 2018

How freed African slaves in London in the 1700s helped abolish slave trade.

Slave ships in London --- Royal Museums Greenwich.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Jun 2018

The Highland Clearances

A controversial chapter in Scotland’s history, the Highland Clearances are mostly looked back at with sadness and some bitterness. The ‘Clearances’ refer specifically to the period in the mid-to-late 18th century to the mid-19th century...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 9 Jun 2018

PRE-ORDER: Kensingtons for ALL!

My lovelies, today we have a *major* announcement for you. Lovers of 18th century costume rejoice, for our most popular "Kensington" 18th century shoes are now available in a range of colors...and sizes...*and widths*...and even vegan!Wait, what? Did...

The Life Writing of Elizabeth Marsh, an Eighteenth-Century Global Woman

As I found it in vain to contend, I had a trunk opened, and they fixed the cloaths I was to put on, which were very new; but I wrapped up my head in a night cap…as I was told they did not intend to let me wear a hat. When I was ornamented, as they...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 6 Jun 2018

Hands-on Mom: Coming alive with history.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Jun 2018

Janet Lunn and the Serious Work of Writing for Children

Figure 1: Janet Lunn, 1928-2017 Janet Lunn, a writer of historical fiction for young people and a strong advocate for the importance of children’s literature, ruefully claimed that it was not an esteemed occupation. But her description of the arduous,...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 4 Jun 2018

“A Glorious Poison: The Deadly Toxins of Palace Life”: A Guest Post by Eleanor Herman

A Glorious Poison: The Deadly Toxins of Palace Life by Eleanor Herman, exclusively on The Seventeenth Century Lady. The royal lifestyle of yesteryear used to make me swoon. I imagined myself living in a gilded palace, wearing gorgeous gowns, and dancing...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 1 Jun 2018

New Kensingtons Are Coming...

Ladies, we have a *big* announcement coming soon...If you want the inside scoop, click through to sign up for the email notification list. 

A cup of tea anyone? made the 18th century way

We’ve looked our favourite subject of hot chocolate, then coffee, so now it’s time for a post about eighteenth-century tea drinking. Two Ladies and an Officer Seated at Tea; Dutch School; Paintings Collection Victoria and Albert Museum, c.1715.At...
From: All Things Georgian on 31 May 2018

15mm Great Northern War

Thought it might be worth exploring this theme. A lot of people recommend Blue Moon which are a fairly new range of Russians and Swedes. There is an old range by Dixons which have merit.  I used to have a huge French army of their WSS 15s. CP models...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 25 May 2018

James Francis Edward Keith

Someone who participated in the early Jacobite Risings fought for the Russians and also fought under Frederick the Great. Killed at HochkirchBelow from the wikiThe Hon. James Francis Edward Keith (11 June 1696 – 14 October 1758) was a Scottish soldier...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 25 May 2018

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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.

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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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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.