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Review: Arbella Stuart – The Uncrowned Queen by Jill Armitage

Arbella Stuart: The Uncrowned Queen by Jill Armitage, published by Amberley Publishing in 2017, (the title on Goodreads is Arbella Stuart: England’s Almost Queen) takes readers back to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and begins with the formidable...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 1 Jun 2017

Happy Birthday, Martha! Paintings of Martha Washington made during her lifetime

1757 John Wollaston, Martha Dandridge Custis (Mrs George Washington)This is the biography of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington from the White House website:"I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else, there is certain bounds set for me...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Jun 2014

18C American Women + a bit of intrigue by Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772)

Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772) Self Portrait c 1747Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772) was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the son of Catholic portrait painter & engraver John Alexander (1690-1765) and the great grandson of George Jameson (c.1587-1644), whom Horace...
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Nov 2013

18C Americans with Dogs & Cats

.Dogs and cats appear in portraits of 18th century American women, but I am not sure if these are emblems or symbols or copies of English prints, or are they actual pets?Before the 1760s, most dogs appear in colonial American paintings with children....
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Oct 2013

Stratford Festival 2013, Day 2: Maria Stuart (Schiller / Cimolino)

I am very glad to say that the Stratford production of Maria Stuart, directed by Antoni Cimolino, is quite, quite excellent. I do go on about how much our theatre lacks stagings of Schiller and other underperformed classics, after all, and I wasn’t...
From: dispositio on 18 Aug 2013

The Shorter Dispositio

I’ve just started posting on Tumblr, here: This new micro-blog, dispositio’s little sibling, will largely consist of trailers and photos from contemporary productions of classical plays. Possibly, I’ll write...
From: dispositio on 23 Jul 2013

Abigail Smith Adams (1744-1818) & the Adams' home at Braintree, Massachusetts

Abigail Smith was born on November 11, 1744, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, the 2nd child of Elizabeth Quincy Smith & the Reverend William Smith. Her father was pastor of Weymouth's North Parish Congregational Church. Abigail's mother, Elizabeth, spent...
From: 18th-century American Women on 11 Jul 2013

Arbella Stuart- Cross Dressing, Armed Pursuits and a Pitiful Demise

Phineas Pett’s autobiography has produced a number of interesting tangents. This passage, from 1610 particularly intrigued: The 4th of June, being Tuesday, being prepared to have gone to London the next day, about mid- night one of the King’s...
From: The Eagle Clawed Wolfe on 1 Apr 2013

In search of Josephine … and youth

Well, I finally did it. I watched In Search of Josephine, the documentary in which I am one of the “talking heads” featured. And I didn’t die of shame. In fact, it was fun to watch, bringing back memories of last summer in France as...
From: Sandra Gulland on 30 Sep 2012

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

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

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:{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.