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Finding Adelaide O’Keeffe in 2021

Lynda A. O’Keeffe is a researcher/writer who lives between England and Ireland. She has contributed to numerous publications including History Ireland and various online publications including the Irish Literary Society. She has recently completed a...
From: All Things Georgian on 18 Apr 2022

Adelaide O’Keeffe Author, Poet and Rationalistic Educator in the Enlightenment Period

Today it’s my pleasure to have Lynda O’Keeffe with us again. Following on from her previous post about the blind playwright, John O’Keeffe, today, she’s going to tell us the very moving and tragic story of his daughter, Adelaide’s life.  Introducing...
From: All Things Georgian on 4 Oct 2021

The party wot drives the sovereign

Queen Adelaide, side-saddle on a horse with a man’s face, Lord Grey, using spurs and a riding crop to press him into the ‘Slough of Despond’, joining other politicians including Wellington. Grey says, ” Don’t drive so hard;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Dec 2018

The Vault

Interview with Carly Osborn and Justin Wight, by Erika von Kaschke. The Vault is an online game project of CHE for ages 12–15 years, connecting emotions, history and material culture. The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for...
From: Histories of Emotion on 30 Nov 2018

The Power of Gifts in Early Modern Convents

By Claire Walker, The University of Adelaide In my daughter’s bedroom there is a picture of Marlin, Nemo and Dory painted by a family friend for my son’s second or third birthday, and a carnival mask I purchased during a conference in Venice...
From: Histories of Emotion on 18 May 2018

The Duke of Clarence’s Views on Marriage

For those familiar with this period of history, you will no doubt be well aware of the relationship the Duke of Clarence had with the actress Dorothea Jordan and that she had 10 illegitimate children with him. Romney, George; Dorothea Bland (1762-1816),...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Oct 2017

The gallant and heroic Madame du Frenoy, 1785

In the December of 1785 the French port town of Marseilles was abuzz with gossip about the gallant and heroic Madame du Frenoy. Entrance of the Port of Marseille by Claude Joseph Vernet, 1754.Louvre, Paris (via Wikimedia).The lady had embarked along with...
From: All Things Georgian on 17 Sep 2015

Notable Deaths... Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (Darmstadt, 15th December 1719 - Pirmasens, 6th April 1790)Today we greet a lesser known nobleman here at the salon. After a blood-soaked trip to France yesterday it is time to pay a more peaceful visit to Germany...

Portrait of the Week – Marie Adelaide de Savoie

Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne in front of the grand canal at Fontainebleau, 1704. Photo: Versailles, Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. I would have to say that this is one of my all time favourite portraits, even though it is...
From: Madame Guillotine on 6 Dec 2013

Notable Birthdays... Queen Adelaide

Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (Adelaide Amelia Louise Theresa Caroline, Meiningen, 13th August 1792 – 2nd December 1849) By William Beechey, 1831After yesterday's flamboyant festivities with George IV, we're celebrating another royal...

Pups of the Past: Dogs at Versailles

Nooo puppy, no! Marie Antoinette (2006), film. Sofia Coppola.The royal family during the reign of Louis XV were very fond of dogs. At anytime you could find dogs running through the halls of Versailles, cute yes, but they also contributed to the continual...

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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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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.