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The Viking raid on Lindisfarne

The northern diaspora we call the age of the Vikings is testament to the mobility of early medieval Europe. So too is the fact that the most contemporary account we have of the viking raid on Lindisfarne of 8 June 793 comes from the court of Charlemagne...
From: Mathew Lyons on 15 Jul 2021

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

Covenanter Grave Lochenkit #History #Scotland

John Gordon, William Heron, William Stewart and John Wallace, Lochenkit. Kirkpatrick-Durham parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields made errors in this entry and did not correct them in his errata. ‘Item, The said Captain Bruce surprised...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Apr 2020

Christmas Night, 1776: How Did They Cross?

When the two columns of the Continental Army slammed into Trenton at 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 26, surrounding and capturing most of the... The post Christmas Night, 1776: How Did They Cross? appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

April 9

GUEST CURATOR:  Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (April 9, 1768).“Pipe Staves will be taken in Payment for a considerable Quantity of said Wine.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2018

Life in the Wilderness: Two years after the viva

In a previous blog post I wrote about my tips for surviving in academia as an early career researcher (ECR). Written some six months after my viva, I still stand by the majority of the statements I made in it. But time brings new perspective, so I wanted...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 15 Mar 2018

IMEMS Fellowship: Exploring the manuscripts of the English Poor Clares

In 2007 Durham University Library was gifted the lion’s share of the library of the English Poor Clares. Consisting of 796 printed works and 74 manuscripts, the extensive collection contains what remains of the libraries of the four major English...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 12 Oct 2017

IMEMS Fellowship: Exploring the manuscripts of the English Poor Clares

In 2007 Durham University Library was gifted the lion’s share of the library of the English Poor Clares. Consisting of 796 printed works and 74 manuscripts, the extensive collection contains what remains of the libraries of the four major English...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 12 Oct 2017

Conference Report: Early Modern Orders and Disorders, 28th June- 30th June 2017

Last month I was lucky enough to present a paper at 'Early Modern Orders and Disorders: Religious Orders and British and Irish Catholicism'. The conference was held at the University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway, a beautiful building right in the...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 17 Jul 2017

Conference Report: Early Modern Orders and Disorders, 28th June- 30th June 2017

Last month I was lucky enough to present a paper at ‘Early Modern Orders and Disorders: Religious Orders and British and Irish Catholicism’. The conference was held at the University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway, a beautiful building...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 17 Jul 2017

IMEMS Fellowship: Mysticism among the English Poor Clares

I am delighted to be joining Durham University as an IMEMS Library Fellow in April and May. During my time there I will be researching a project entitled 'Mysticism among the English Poor Clares, 1580-1680'. The project will engage with the remains of...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 29 Mar 2017

IMEMS Fellowship: Mysticism among the English Poor Clares

I am delighted to be joining Durham University as an IMEMS Library Fellow in April and May. During my time there I will be researching a project entitled ‘Mysticism among the English Poor Clares, 1580-1680’. The project will engage with the...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 29 Mar 2017

CFP: Early Modern Orders & Disorders

‘Wheel of Fortune’, Durer Early Modern Orders and Disorders: Religious Orders and British and Irish Catholicism Dates: 28–30 June 2017 Venue: University of Notre Dame’s London Gateway, London, UK. Conference Organizers: Brad...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 20 May 2016

The Covenanters in The Nation// Live: Civil War #History #Art #Scotland

  If you haven’t viewed ‘The Nation// Live: Civil War’ videos, I think you should. They used the history of the Covenanters in Dumfries and Galloway in an innovative way as part of an art exhibition for a National Galleries of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2015

The Killing Times of 1685: The list of the Dead in Cloud of Witnesses

In 1714, a list of Covenanters who were summarily executed in the fields during the Killing Times appeared in A Cloud of Witnesses. The list was based on the list found in Alexander Shields’ A Short Memorial (1690) and nearly reproduces Shields’...
------- Mowat (d.1685) -------- Auchenleck (d.1685) 1685 Adam Macquhan (d.1685) Alexander Ferguson of Kilkerran Alexander Gordon Viscount of Kenmure Alexander Linn (d.1685) Andrew Hislop Andrew McRoberts (d.1685) Annandale Archibald MacAulay of Ardincaple Ayrshire Barr parish Borgue parish Captain James Maitland Captain John Inglis Captain Strachan Captain Thomas Douglas Cathcart parish Colmonell parish Colonel James Douglas Cornet James Dundas Cornet John Baillie Cornet Peter Inglis Covenanters Cromwell Lockhart of Lee Crossmichael parish Cumnock parish Dailly parish Daniel McIlwraith (d.1685) Daniel McMichael David Dun (d.1685) David Halliday in Glengap (d.1685) David Halliday in Mayfield (d.1685) David Steel (d.1686) Dumfries Dumfriesshire Durisdeer parish Eaglesham parish earl of Annandale Edward McKean (d.1685) Eskdale Eskdalemuir parish Evandale parish Fenwick parish Gabriel Thomson (d.1685) Galloway Galston parish George Douglas earl of Dumbarton George Short (d.1685) George Wood George Woodburn Gilbert Macadam (d.1685) Girthon parish Glencairn parish Glenkens Highlanders His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons His Majesty's Regiment of Foot Guards History Irongray parish James Clement (d.1685) James Dun (d.1685) James Johnstone of Westerhall James Kirko (d.1685) James McMichael (d.1684) James Smith James White John Barrie John Bell of Whiteside (d.1685) John Brounen John Brown (Blackwood) John Brown of Priesthill John Browning John Bryce (d.1685) John Craik of Stewarton John Douglas of Stenhouse John Fergushill John Ferguson (Glencairn) John Graham of Claverhouse John Hunter (d.1685) John Jamieson (d.1685) John Mclorgan (d.1685) John Murchie (d.1685) John Reid John Reid of Ballochmyle John Semple (d.1685) John Smith (Muirkirk) John Smith in Cronan John Urie (d.1685) Joseph Wilson (d.1685) Kells parish Kelton parish Killing Times King's Regiment of Horse Kirkcowan parish Kirkcudbrightshire Kirkmichael parish (Ayrshire) Kirkpatrick-Durham parish Lanarkshire Lesmahagow parish Lieutenant Alexander Bruce Lieutenant Crichton Lieutenant Lewis Lauder Lieutenant Livingston Lieutenant Murray Lieutenant Nisbet Lieutenant Straiton Lieutenant-Colonel Buchan Loudoun parish Lt General William Drummond Major John Balfour Mar's Regiment of Foot Martyrs Matthew McIlwraith (d.1685) Mauchline parish Militia Minnigaff parish Moffat parish Muirkirk parish Nithsdale Peter Gemmel Peter Gillies Quentin Kennedy of Drummellane Renfrewshire Robert Dalyell of Glenae Robert Dun (Lethamhill) Robert Grierson of Lag Robert Laurie of Maxwelton Robert Lennox (d.1685) Robert Lockhart Robert M'Whae (d.1685) Robert Thom Scotland Scottish History Simon Paterson (d.1685) Sir Archibald Kennedy of Culzean Sorn parish Straiton parish Tarbolton parish Thomas Cook (d.1685) Thomas McHaffie (d.1685) Thomas Richard Thomas Young (d.1685) Tongland parish Twynholm parish Wigtownshire William Adam William Fiddison (d.1685) William Graham (d.1682/84) William McKergur (d.1685) William Paterson William Shillilaw (d.1685) William Smith (d.1685) William Wallace of Craigie
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Sep 2015

Conference Report: Early Modern Catholics in the British Isles and Europe, 1-3 July 2015

At the start of July I attended the international and interdisciplinary conference 'Early Modern Catholics in the British Isles and Europe: Integration or Separation?' at Ushaw College, Durham. The conference was funded by the Centre for Catholic Studies,...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 7 Jul 2015

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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.)

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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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This is the basic structure:

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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.