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Mary Hockmore’s Lawyer: Marriage Breakdown and Women’s Rights in 17th Century England

Guest post by Tim Stretton, 14 August 2021. For centuries the English common law rules concerning married women’s rights—known by the shorthand ‘coverture’—restricted a wife’s ability to control real estate, own movable property, enter...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 14 Aug 2021

Margaret Eustace and Her Family Pass through the American Revolution

John L. Smith, Jr. introduced readers of the Journal of the American Revolution to Margaret Eustace in his article, “The Scandalous Divorce Case that Influenced... The post Margaret Eustace and Her Family Pass through the American Revolution...

Star Chamber as a Marriage Court

Posted by Krista Kesselring, 11 November 2019. The early modern Court of Star Chamber lives on in some popular historical accounts as an engine of despotic tyranny, a sham court that censored opposition and curtailed religious dissent in the years preceding...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 11 Nov 2019

Star Chamber Stories: Elizabethan Witchcraft, Sorcery, and a Very Troubled Marriage

Posted by Krista Kesselring; 14 February 2018. As noted in my last post, stories from the Court of Star Chamber’s proceedings can offer remarkable glimpses into early modern law and everyday life. Given the wide, wide range of wrongs the court was...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 14 Feb 2018

Past, present, and macaroni salad: Henry VIII

“We’ve got…,” I said with a suspenseful pause as I pulled tupperware out of the reusable grocery bag, “Monte Cristo sandwiches and macaroni salad.” “Holy shit. Thanks, man,” my friend said.  “Thank...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 2 Feb 2017

Frances’ Frigidity

A guest blog post by Dr Shona McIntosh Frances Howard’s marriage to the Earl of Essex is one of the most famous instances of marital dysfunction in the early modern period. Ballad-makers enthusiastically commented on the ‘strange frigidity’...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 20 Jan 2016

Tart of the Week: Eglantine, Lady Wallace

Like many little sisters of celebrated big sisters, Lady Wallace was stuck in the shadow of her elder sister, Jane, Duchess of Gordon.  However, just like the Harriet to Jane's Georgiana, Eglantine, or Betty as she was known, proved to be just as...

New Hampshire's Abigail Abbot Bailey's abusive husband had fought in the Revolutionary War

Abigail Abbot (1746-1815) & Asa Bailey (1745-1815-25) of New Hampshire had been married in 1767; farmed; & produced 14 children over their 25 years of marriage.The Pleasures of Matrimony by Thomas Colley 1773During that time, Asa also fought in...
From: 18th-century American Women on 13 Jul 2014

Rebecca Austin Sherman's messy divorce from her Revolutionary War husband & family portraits from the Sherman Limner

1787 Sherman Limner fl 1785-90 (perhaps Abraham Delanoy 1742-1795). Rebecca Austin Mrs John Sherman & son Henry (1789-1817).Rebecca Austin (1753-1830) married John Sherman (1750-1802) on August 28, 1771. He seemed to be a young man of great promise....
From: 18th-century American Women on 13 Jul 2014

1700s Women's Legal Rights - Divorce

.From theBoston Evening-Post, published as Boston Evening Post; February 9, 1756."Eleanor Stickney, the Wife of James Stickney of Hampstead in the Province aforesaid, having complained to the General Assenbly of said Province, that her said Husband had...
From: 18th-century American Women on 19 Sep 2013

Catalogue of sects

Following my July post on the difficulty of finding a nice header for this new website, and after many attempts ranging from photographs of rural chapels to manuscript records, we have finally settled on the above and some readers have since asked that...
From: Dissenting Experience on 16 Nov 2013

Is masculinity to blame for men who murder their children?

I have written this post in response to an article in The Observer today, titled ‘Masculinity Crisis leads to family murder, according to new study.’ It is a short piece, which states that Birmingham City University criminologists have studied...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 11 Aug 2013

John Milton and “pamphlet pandemonium.”

This post will digest some of my recent archival research into a story about one of the foremost canonical authors in the English tradition and his entanglements with an untrustworthy category of Renaissance printed matter – the pamphlet. Pamphlets,...
From: Vade Mecum on 20 Dec 2012

The Codrington Divorce

Returning to our screens this weekend, Downton Abbey portraits an establishment where gentry and servants co-exist in a symbiotic relationship.  This may well be true and sometimes the social divide can become distinctly blurred, as in the case of ‘housekeeper’...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 15 Sep 2012

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.