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Countdown Day 8: Flowers and Love

Today we turn our thoughts to love…And to flowers.  Flowers and love seem to be interconnected throughout history.  Roses in particular have romantic associations going back to classical mythology.  The red rose was considered to...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Sep 2016

“Bachelors in the Next World chang’d into Post-Horses,”...

“Bachelors in the Next World chang’d into Post-Horses,” published by William Holland, November 7, 1799. The attempted repair in the bottom right corner reminds me of that botched Ecce Homo “restoration” in Spain....

How to Throw a Party (Single Ladies' Edition), 1896

Manners and Customs of Polite Society (1896) "The bachelor women in their cosy little city apartments, or even their one apartment, refuse to be debarred from the pleasure and privilege of giving the little entertainments so dear to the heart feminine....
From: Ask the Past on 29 Jul 2015

Old Maids & Old Bachelors: An Assembly of Undateables, 1743

These two companion prints, published in 1743, illustrate the wares on offer for those who have found it difficult to find a match, whether owing to their age, vulgar behaviour, illness – or simply the unfortunate arrangement of their facial features. In...
From: The History of Love on 20 Feb 2014

A peep inside a bachelor pad, 1752

I once had the pleasure of living in a house with 5 boys. It was an eye-opening, stomach-turning sort of experience.* The bachelor pad – rarely lauded as a palace of hygiene and grace – has horrified genteel ladies (such as myself, *cough*) for...
From: The History of Love on 2 Oct 2013

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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

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).

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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.