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Mr. Wardle and the Duke of York

Title: Mr. Wardle and the Duke of York : the corrected speeches of Mr. Wardle, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Whitbread, the Attorney General, Lord Folkstone, Mr. Adam, Secretary at War, Sir Francis Burdett, Sir Samuel Romilly, Mr. Croker, Mr. Wilberforce,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Feb 2022

The Lost Case for Murder: A Guest Post by Stephen M. Carter

The Lost Case for Murder, 6 February 1685 by Stephen M. Carter In today’s social media-filled world, conspiracy theories and fake news spread like a wildfire that burns truth in its path. Therefore, when we look back at history we do so with envy....
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 6 Feb 2021

Lincoln’s History: The County Assembly Rooms

Until 1745, Lincoln’s County Assembly Rooms were in a one-storied house on Eastgate (opposite James Street) which was known as Atton Place. (Atton Place was re-fronted in the late eighteenth-century and later had an extra storey added.) The architect...
From: All Things Georgian on 11 Oct 2018

Doctor Faustus (The Jamie Lloyd Company) @ The Duke of York’s Theatre

Jamie Lloyd’s West End production of Doctor Faustus, promoted with a cult celebrity star and promises of a deliberately subversive approach to rewriting and updating the play is a Marmite production. No doubt many will hate the mash-up of A-text...
From: The Bardathon on 28 May 2016

Samuel Pepys and the Popish Plot

Accusations of treason against Samuel Pepys were a side product of the Popish Plot: he was accused of being a Catholic (treason enough in England then) and of providing naval secrets to France. The two authors provide tremendous detail about Pepys' accuser,...

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 75

Of all the kings that ever here did reign, Edward named Fourth, as first in praise I name; Not for his fair outside, nor well-lined brain, Although less gifts imp feathers oft on fame; Nor that he could, young-wise, wise-valiant, frame...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 14 May 2015

The Military Bishop – Frederick, Duke of York

In February 1788 a member of the royal family was lampooned by The Town and Country Magazine in one of its notorious Histories of the Tête-à-Tête articles, Memoirs of the MILITARY BISHOP and the CONVENIENT WIFE. Frederick, Duke of York,...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 May 2015

23 March 1430: The Birth of Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England

Above: Queen Margaret of Anjou. On this day in history, 23 March 1430, Margaret of Anjou was born at Pont-a-Mousson in Lorraine to Rene of Anjou and his wife Isabella, duchess of Lorraine. Rene was titular king of Naples, Jerusalem, and Aragon, and...
From: Conor Byrne on 23 Mar 2015

The Fire of London and the Gregorian Calendar

The Great Fire of London began on September 2 in Pudding Lane 348 years ago today (1666) and would burn until September 5, destroying 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, and many government buildings. King Charles II and his brother James, the Duke...

The Windsor Nell Gwynn Knew

As royal mistresses go, Nell Gwynn is probably our most favourite of King Charles II's mistresses - and with good reason. This saucy, funny, beautiful actress was quite a loveable character - and her royal lover certainly knew that. John Evelyn referred...
From: Hoydens and Firebrands on 20 Jul 2014

Margaret of Anjou - "She-Wolf"?

Stupidly, I've recently gone crazy with buying books - I currently have about 30 which need reading, 6 of which I'm trying to get through from the university library. As a history student, unfortunately, I get so passionate about wanting to discover the...
From: Conor Byrne on 21 Mar 2013

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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.