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GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 1, 1769). “He is branded on the breast IW in small letters.” In this particular advertisement for a runaway slave,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Mar 2019

Henry Laurens in England, 1771–177

On October 9, 1771, a ship arrived at the southwestern tip of England. The Earl of Halifax had spent twenty nine days crossing the Atlantic... The post Henry Laurens in England, 1771–1772 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Bristol Trade in the 18th Century.

For list of trade goods see PDF here:
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Oct 2018

18th Century Bristol

Many people immediately think of places such as Bath, Harrogate and Cheltenham when thinking about iconic eighteenth-century towns and cities, but Bristol still retains much of its Georgian era heritage. Following a trip to the city recently we thought...
From: All Things Georgian on 10 Apr 2018

The James McMichael Journal, November 1, 1776–June 3, 1777

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a five-part series. The portion of James McMichael’s journal covering November 1, 1776 through June 3, 1777... The post The James McMichael Journal, November 1, 1776–June 3, 1777 appeared first on Journal...

The Last Days of Mary Ann Burdock

We are delighted to welcome back to our blog, the author Naomi Clifford. For her book Women and the Gallows 1797-1837: Unfortunate Wretches, Naomi researched the stories of the 131 women who were hanged in England and Wales between 1797 and 1837. Here...
From: All Things Georgian on 16 Nov 2017

The Tireless Pension Pursuit of Bristol Budd Sampson

On an October day in 1820, a fourteen-year-old African American boy trudged along a rural lane near the town of Barkhamsted, Connecticut. Two hundred... The post The Tireless Pension Pursuit of Bristol Budd Sampson appeared first on Journal of the American...

Reviews in JSH, Spring 2016

Journal of Social History 49/3 (2016): George Reid Andrews reviews Ann Twinam, Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies (Stanford, 2015). Joan Bristol reviews Alcohol in Latin America: A Social History,...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 19 Jul 2017

What to do with Edward Colston

There’s a very interesting article by David Olusoga in today’s Observer, ‘Bristol’s Colston Hall is an affront to a multicultural city. Let’s rename it now’, in which he calls for the end to the memorialisation of a...
From: wartsandbrawls on 26 Feb 2017

Civitas Bristol

A decree of the Common Council of Bristol signed: Cann. The wood-engraved of the Bristol city arms is between “Civitas” and “Bristol.” Author: Bristol (England) Title: Civitas Bristol. Tempore Petri Day, ar’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Dec 2016

Bristol markets

The tickets could be had of William Ludlow, deputy clerk of the markets Creator: Bristol (England) Title: Bristol markets : In consequence of many frauds and impositions practised by sundry persons carrying provisions for the inhabitants,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Oct 2016

The Crucible, Bristol Old Vic

Although it was no doubt the bane of many other students’ lives, I remember absolutely loving Arthur Miller’s The Crucible as a teenager and read my copy several times over. Actually, as an aside, when I recently moved house and had to pack...
From: Madame Guillotine on 16 Oct 2015

Love for Love at Bristol Old Vic

One of the best things about living in Bristol (and let’s be fair, there are MANY great things about living in this amazing, vibrant city) is being able to hang out at the beautiful Old Vic theatre on King Street, which still retains many of its...
From: Madame Guillotine on 9 Jul 2015

How not to jump to conclusions!

Tenby Harbour   I had a salutary lesson in the dangers of jumping to conclusions in genealogy this week. As part of the work I did on the Hungerford Morgans from Bristol I had located the man I thought was one of the sons of the first James...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 13 Jun 2015

Brickwalls and a Bristol Linen Draper

  Brickwall is the term used in family history research to describe the situation that arises when you are completely stuck in trying to trace your ancestors further back. Sometimes the solution is not to try to batter your way through but to work...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 30 May 2015

The Cabot Project

After an absence that grew far too lengthy far too quickly, we’re happy to say that our newest blog post is indeed a particularly interesting one. Dr Heather Dalton (University of Melbourne) reveals the spectacular findings of collaborative research...
From: Richard who? on 14 May 2015

Sorrowful spaces: more on the material culture of emotions

The interface between material culture and emotions is something that I am thinking a lot about. I wrote a blog post on the house as an object and a space that materialises emotions – ‘The voice of the house’. Here… Continue reading →
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 19 Feb 2015

The Life and Times of Fanny Hill

In a week where everyone is talking about the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey film (did anyone actually like that book? I haven’t read any of them and have no plans to do so or to see the film but it seems to have inspired unmitigated loathing everywhere....
From: Madame Guillotine on 18 Feb 2015

These are to certifie that the body of [blank]

Records the burial of Jennett Merchant. Dated in manuscript 28 February 1728 and signed off by John Price, mayor of Bristol and initialled by two witnesses Title:These are to certifie that the body of [blank] … [graphic]. Published:[Bristol?]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Jan 2015

Swallows and Amazons at Bristol Old Vic

Swallows and Amazons: Photo: Bristol Old Vic/Simon Annand. I’ll admit that thanks to a combination of depression, illness and other assorted woes, I haven’t been feeling as festive as I might otherwise have done as we hurtle through December. I’m...
From: Madame Guillotine on 6 Dec 2014

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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.