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My Charming Ancestor: Lost Spells and Sick Cattle

By Catherine Flood My 6x great grandfather, Timothy Butt, was a charmer. I discovered this recently when I came across a copy of a manuscript he wrote in a box of family papers.[i] Mostly a day book of accounts for his farm in Tillington, Sussex, it also...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Apr 2022

John Leland and a sense of humour

John Leland (image courtesy of National Portrait Gallery) A wry smile is not a gesture one would usually associate with John Leland (d. 1552), the self-styled restorer of British antiquity. We are more likely to envisage this scholar as so fearlessly...

A Letter from James Renwick to the Honourable Society of Strangers at Leeuwarden, 13 November, 1683 #History #Scotland

On 13 November, 1683, James Renwick wrote to a small prayer society he had met in Leeuwarden in the United Provinces before he returned to Scotland. It was probably sent with letter XXVII to Robert Hamilton, as he was a member of that society. It is printed...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Nov 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

Thomas Becket and the Materiality of an Absence

Today is the final day of the Thomas Becket: life, death and legacy conference, an event which is proving stimulating and engaging, even in its online incarnation in our still-distanced world. Funded by the British Academy, its academic organisers are...

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

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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:

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.