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The Death of Louis XVI

By Blake Smith  Some historical events are so fraught with significance and symbolism that we can hardly see them for what they were (and what events always are): contingent outcomes brought about by unstable balances of forces, interpreted in various...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Sep 2021

Book Review: ‘The Guardian’ by Maeve Greyson

Sometimes we need a bit of escapism and, for me, that sometimes means a romance—and this book totally fit the bill. I have to be honest, I wasn’t really interested in the beginning, but that might just be down to me not being in the right frame of...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 29 Aug 2021

Book Review: ‘The White Ship’ by Charles Spencer

I do not usually review books that are not about the 17th-century or the Stuart period, but given that this author has written several important works about the Stuart period, I thought I might make an exception this time (and that you’ll forgive me...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 21 Aug 2021

Martin who?

Anna Marie Roos is one of those scholars, who make this historian of Early Modern science feel totally inadequate. Her depth and breadth of knowledge are awe inspiring and her attention to detail lets the reader know that what she is saying is with a...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 18 Aug 2021

Review of Martha Lloyd’s Household Book: The Original Manuscript from Jane Austen’s Kitchen by Julienne Gehrer

Book reviewers are not supposed to reveal their thoughts until the end of their review. I am breaking that rule: I LOVED this book.  The book begins with Deirdre Le Faye’s excellent foreword, which, among many other good points, mentions how contemporary...
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 Aug 2021

Book Review: ‘Legacy’ by John Pilkington

The Gunpowder Plot is one of those major subjects of the early Stuart era (the Jacobean period) that people tend to know about, but, in my experience, very few historical fiction works focus on the period just after that. In John Pilkington’s novel...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 1 Aug 2021

Isaac goes to town

I appear to have become something of a fan of the Cambridge University historian of science, Patricia Fara. The first book of hers that I read, and that some years ago, was Newton: The Making of a Genius (Columbia University Press, 2002), an excellent...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 21 Jul 2021

Visiting the American Republics

Two historians I follow on Twitter published reviews of Alan Taylor’s American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783–1850 last week.For The New Criterion, Daniel N. Gullotta of Stanford and the Age of Jackson podcast wrote: ...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Jun 2021

Divining the future in the past

This book review needs a little background. Some readers will know the blog post I wrote about meeting historian of astrology, Darrel Rutkin, on a country bus in 2014, whilst reading Monica Azzolini’s excellent The Duke and the Stars: Astrology and...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 23 Jun 2021

Book Review: ‘The Imprisoned Princess” by Catherine Curzon

When Queen Anne died in 1714, her throne should have passed to her younger brother, James (son of James II of England & VII of Scotland and Mary of Modena). But since James was a Catholic and the Act of Settlement of 1701 (during the reign of William...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 9 Jun 2021

Ferling Reputations for Clinton and Cornwallis

I claim only a basic knowledge of the southern campaigns of the Revolutionary War, but I’ve long had the impression that these are the standard assessments of two British commanders:Gen. Lord Cornwallis, despite losing at Yorktown, was a competent commander...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Jun 2021

Review of Jane Austen: The Missing Pieces by Harvey T. Dearden

Inquiring readers: Not only did I enjoy reading Jane Austen: The Missing Pieces, but spent many silent hours debating with its author, Harvey T. Dearden, agreeing or disagreeing with his points of view, and thinking back on my history of reading about...
From: Jane Austen's World on 30 May 2021

Don’t major publishers use fact checkers or copyeditors anymore?

Trying to write a comprehensive history of science up to the scientific revolution in a single volume is the historian of science’s equivalent to squaring the circle. It can’t actually be done, it must fall short in various areas, but doesn’t prevent...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 26 May 2021

Book Review: The Firefly Witch by Amanda Hughes

I’ve had The Firefly Witch on my bookshelf since it was published a few years ago and I finally had a chance to read it – and I’m glad I did. Set in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1662, we meet Circe: a red-haired girl with an amazing...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 12 May 2021

BOOK REVIEW: JANE AUSTEN’S BEST FRIEND

I’ve always been intrigued by the friendship between Jane Austen and Martha Lloyd. (Who wouldn’t want to be close friends with Jane Austen?) When I saw Zöe Wheddon’s new book, Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence...
From: Jane Austen's World on 10 May 2021

Review of Resisting Independence: Popular Loyalism in the Revolutionary British Atlantic by Brad A. Jones (2020)

Review by Kacy Dowd Tillman Jones, Brad A. Resisting Independence: Popular Loyalism in the Revolutionary British Atlantic. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2020. 324 pp. Resisting Independence by Brad A. Jones explores loyalism as it played...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Apr 2021

Kill or Cure!

One of the defining aspects of the so-called scientific revolution was the massive increase in experimentation as a method to discover or confirm knowledge of the natural world, replacing the empirical observation or experience of Aristotelian scientia....
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 28 Apr 2021

Review of Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World by Jessica Marie Johnson

Reviewed by Crystal Nicole Eddins Johnson, Jessica Marie. Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. 360 pp. Deeply textured stories of women’s agency emerge...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Apr 2021

Wounded Feelings: How to Sue for Emotional Distress (Review)

Katie Barclay Eric H. Reiter, Wounded Feelings: Litigating Emotions in Quebec, 1870-1950 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press for the Osgood Society for Canadian Legal History, 2019), pp. 482 + xiii. This week as I write this (much delayed – sorry...
From: Borealia on 26 Apr 2021

Review of The Secret Life of Miss Mary Bennet, and an Interview with Author Katherine Cowley

Vic’s Review Imagine a mystery novel that features Mary Bennet as its investigative heroine! Author Katherine Cowley’s choice of Mary, the largely unnoticed Bennet daughter in Pride and Prejudice, piqued my interest. While Cowley kept some...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Apr 2021

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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.