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Introducing Loyalist Migrations

Tim Compeau Loyalist Migrations is a collaboration between Huron University College’s Community History Centre, the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC), and Liz Sutherland at the Map and Data Centre at Western University. This will...
From: Borealia on 8 Jun 2020

Glimpses in The Mirror and the Light

‘Dead men are at work’ (p. 615). The final volume of Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell trilogy is a book of ghosts. It opens only a second after the previous instalment, Bring up the Bodies, ended, as life leaves the now truncated queen. The...

Liberal-Whig History

Robert W. Passfield What has been termed ‘Whig History’ is a Liberal historiography that views history teleologically in terms of the progress of humanity towards enlightenment, rationalism, scientism, secularism, and the freedom of the individual....
From: Borealia on 6 Apr 2020

Women Over There - Queen Anne Stuart 1665-1714 - Ruler of Early Virginia Colony

"Anne Stuart was an unlikely person to become queen of England. She was born on February 6, 1665 to the Duke and Duchess of York and was their 2nd daughter out of 3 children. Shortly before her birth, her uncle, King Charles II, had married and seemed...
From: 17th-century American Women on 4 Dec 2018

The Relics of Humfrey, duke of Gloucester at St Albans

One of the greatest pleasures among many of my line of work is being invited to give a public lecture. This is always thanks to the audience, who bring their own knowledge and interests to the event, often encouraging (and sometimes forthrightly challenging)...

1765 Revolution Rising - The Stamp Act

Poor old England endeavoring to reclaim his wicked American children. British political cartoon shows England as a elderly man leaning on a crutch, trying to pull the American colonists by the nose. Below the image is a Shakespeare quote from Henry VI,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 26 Jul 2018

1766 Revolution Rising - The Declaratory Act

Poor old England endeavoring to reclaim his wicked American children. British political cartoon shows England as a elderly man leaning on a crutch, trying to pull the American colonists by the nose. Below the image is a Shakespeare quote from Henry VI,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 24 Jul 2018

1765 Revolution Rising - The Quartering Act

Poor old England endeavoring to reclaim his wicked American children. British political cartoon shows England as a elderly man leaning on a crutch, trying to pull the American colonists by the nose. Below the image is a Shakespeare quote from Henry VI,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 22 Jul 2018

1764 Revolution Rising - The Currency Act

Poor old England endeavoring to reclaim his wicked American children. British political cartoon shows England as a elderly man leaning on a crutch, trying to pull the American colonists by the nose. Below the image is a Shakespeare quote from Henry VI,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 20 Jul 2018

Anne Arundell, Lady Baltimore (1615-1649).

Anne Arundell, Lady Baltimore (1615-1649).  Anne Calvert, Baroness Baltimore (née Hon. Anne Arundell; c. 1615/1616-23 July 1649) was an English noblewoman, daughter of Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, by his 2nd wife Anne...
From: 17th-century American Women on 30 Jun 2018

The Torn Bible of the Covenanter and Assassin Balfour at RUSI #History #Scotland

‘253.–Bible which belonged to John Balfour of Kinloch, “The Covenanter,” who, with others, took up arms against the [allegedly] intolerant Government of Charles II.; he fought at Drumclog, where, on [correction] 1 June, 1679, the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Jun 2018

Timeline of America's British Rulers

The British Royal House during British American ColonizationElizabeth I (the Great) 1558-1603  Daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, last of the TudorsJames I  1603-1625  James VI of Scotland, House of StuartCharles I 1625-1649 Deposed....
From: 18th-century American Women on 29 Dec 2017

A Republican Martyr Executed in Edinburgh in 1685 #History #Scotland

After the republican Richard Rumbold was hanged in Edinburgh, an account of his death appeared in print which contained the line that “none comes into the world with a saddle on his back, neither any booted and spurred to ride him”. A century...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Dec 2017

Over There - Puritans & The Divine Right of Kings

"A Trew Law of Free Monarchs"  James I Stuart   The "Divine Right of Kings." James I. (1566-1625) King of Scotland (as James VI., 1567-1625) First Stuart King of England (as James I., 1603-1625)This oppressive political theory contributed...
From: 17th-century American Women on 29 Aug 2017

Women Over There - Queen Elizabeth after Her Coronation - From Roanoke to Jamestown

Elizabeth I began her rule as England's monarch in 1558. Never-married Queen Elizabeth avidly studied a variety of languages and cultures. She encouraged her nation to explore the world.In 1587, Sir Walter Raleigh had sent an expedition to settle Roanoke...
From: 17th-century American Women on 3 Aug 2017

1606 The First Charter of Virginia 1606 - About Queen Anne of Denmark wife of King James I of England

1600 Anne of Denmark 1574-1619 queen of James I of England. by Isaac OliverAnne of Denmark (1574–1619) was queen consort of Scotland, England, & Ireland as the wife of James VI & I (1566-1625).1578 Queen Anne's mother Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow...
From: 17th-century American Women on 31 Jan 2013

The Virgin Queen (Virginia) - Attempting to explore & settle America during the reign of Elizabeth I

A Timeline of Events Exploring the Atlantic coast of North America during Queen Elizabeth's Reign 1559-16031558Queen Elizabeth succeeds Queen Mary. 1562Jean Ribault establishes Huguenot colony (Charles Fort) at Port Royal in South Carolina. John Hawkins...
From: 17th-century American Women on 1 Feb 2013

17C British Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born English artist, 1607-1677)

We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but the prints by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) allow us to see the hairstyles & fashions being worn on the other side of the Atlantic during the early years of the English colonization...
From: 17th-century American Women on 17 Jun 2017

Shootings & Summary Executions in the Killing Times #History #Scotland

The “Martyrs of Tradition”, for which there is no historical evidence, have not been included in the above list. For a PDF version of this list, see here. Return to Homepage Text © Copyright Dr Mark Jardine. All Rights Reserved. Please...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Jan 2017

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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).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.