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O’ the roast beef of old England…

Engraving of William Hogarth’s 1748 painting ‘O the Roast Beef of Old England’ (London, Tate Britain), which he had himself published as a print. The scene is set at the Gate of Calais (after the painting in the Tate Gallery) with a fat monk prodding...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Aug 2021

Was New France a society of the “long Middle Ages”?

Arnaud Montreuil With the arrival of the first explorers, then as settlers began to claim land, medieval West burgeoned in the Americas.[1] This is the idea put forward by historian Jérôme Baschet in a series of works, including his book...
From: Borealia on 15 Mar 2021

La Nouvelle-France, une société du « long Moyen Âge » ?

Arnaud Montreuil Avec l’arrivée des premiers explorateurs, puis à mesure que se consolide la colonisation, c’est l’Occident médiéval qui prend place en Amérique[1]. Telle est l’idée défendue...
From: Borealia on 15 Mar 2021

Yellow Fever and Church Attendance

John Adams was certain he made a mistake by going to church. Philadelphia’s yellow fever outbreak only ended in November 1793. On Sunday, December... The post Yellow Fever and Church Attendance appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A Loyalist’s Response to the Franco-American Alliance: Charles Inglis’s “Papinian” Essays

At nine o’clock on the morning of May 6, 1778, Continental soldiers at Valley Forge emerged from their huts to hear their regimental chaplains... The post A Loyalist’s Response to the Franco-American Alliance: Charles Inglis’s “Papinian”...

Soliciting a vote

“Satire on politicians; an elegant candidate removes his hat to a portly countryman who rebuffs his approach, mindful of the candidate’s vote in favour of the Roman Catholic Relief.”–British Museum online catalogue. Printmaker: Newton,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Mar 2017

Chesterton to the Neophytes

In the diocese of Wichita, Kansas last night, perhaps 327 adults joined the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. At least that's how many Candidates (who had already been baptized) and Catechumens or Elect (who have never been baptized) participated in...

Catholics, the English Reformation, and Liberty

Bruce P. Frohnen, Senior Contributor at The Imaginative Conservative and Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University College of Law, writes about Catholics, the English Reformation, and the idea and ideal of liberty: Were it true that only England provides...

October Martyrs: The Oaten Hill Four in Canterbury

"The Oaten Hill Martyrs" were executed on Oaten Hill in Canterbury on October 1, 1588. According to this page on the website for St. Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, they were: BLESSED EDWARD CAMPION Edward Campion was the alias used by Father...

Historical Apologetics Series on the Son Rise Morning Show

Matt Swaim and I will close out our series on Church History and Apologetics with another of the positive contributions of the Church to Western Culture: the establishment of the university (and Church contributions to education in general). You'll have...

In the year 252525…, or: How to bore your oponent to death

All the readers of “Chronologia Universalis” probably heard at some point the 1969 hit by the Zager and Evans duo. In it, the musicians propose a pessimistic, if not apocalyptic, insight into the relatively distant future, asking questions...
From: Chronologia Universalis on 18 Jan 2015

Thomas Woods in Wichita (November 16)

Thomas E. Woods, Jr (who blurbed the first printing of Supremacy and Survival: How Catholics Endured the English Reformation) will be speaking at the Church of the Magdalen on Sunday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.--Thomas Woods is the New York Times bestselling...

A Third Eye Toward History

“All Seeing Eye” tatoo art, unknown artist.I spend a great deal of my time learning about history because, well, I enjoy it. I suspect I am not alone in that and really, what better reason could there be? As a reader, I enjoy immersing myself...
From: Conciatore on 24 Sep 2014

Blessed John XXIII and the Archbishop of Canterbury

As appropriate in these days leading up to the canonization of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II, the National Catholic Register publishes this article by Father Dwight Longenecker about the first stages of ecumenical dialogue between the Catholic...

Calendar and conversion

The debate between the Uniates, Orthodox Christians and Catholics over the superiority of the Gregorian calendar is quite well documented by a series of prints from the 1640’s. One of the authors and adversaries in this exchange of vernacular pamphlets,...
From: Chronologia Universalis on 6 Mar 2014

Book Review: Rebuilding Catholic Culture

One of my summer reading picks for the Son Rise Morning Show Friday.I received this book as a premium for making a contribution to PRI (Population Research Institute).Book description from Sophia Institute Press:Rarely does a book come along that so succinctly...

English Catholics and the Supernatural, 1553-1829

Ashgate has published a volume in their series on Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700, titled English Catholics and the Supernatural, 1553-1829 by Francis Young. In his preface Young writes: 'In 2009, in the course of research for an article...
From: Magia Posthuma on 11 Jun 2013

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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

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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.