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Your search for posts with tags containing Glastonbury Abbey found 8 posts

‘Tabulae’ or tables – the medieval precursors to heritage interpretation

Visit any historic site or town today and you can reasonably expect to find some form of heritage interpretation board. But you might not realise that visitors and pilgrims to the churches of medieval Europe would have found historical information …...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 29 Jun 2021

Glastonbury and Its Legends

I am in the midst of re-reading William Cobbett's A History of the Protestant Reformation in England and Ireland, so A Clerk of Oxford's post on Glastonbury Abbey, with its legendary connections to King Arthur, Joseph of Arimathea caught my eye:A...

Reading and Glastonbury Martyrs

On November 15, in 1539, the Abbots of Glastonbury and Reading Abbeys and their companions were martyred: without trial at Cromwell's instructions. Blessed Richard Whiting, Blessed John Thorne, and Blessed Roger James were executed on Glastonbury Tor...

Destruction and iconclasm in the English Reformation, continued

The Once I Was a Clever Boy blog continues his series on iconoclasm and the destruction of parish churches--but especially the great monasteries. This post includes models of the great monasteries like Glastonbury and Fountains as they would have looked...

The Holy Grail in "The Catholic Answer Magazine"

I mentioned last week that I would have another article in OSV's The Catholic Answer Magazine, in the March/April issue. I received my subscription copy in the mail on Saturday, and it's on-line now. Here's an excerpt--read the rest here:If you’re aware...

November 15, 1539: No, You Cannot Keep Your Monasteries

This image has been making the rounds on various facebook pages and blogs, comparing President Obama's promises about insurance while campaigning for the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) to Henry VIII and the Dissolution of the Monasteries. (You might...

Martyrs of the Dissolution of the Monasteries: Three at Glastonbury Abbey

The Catholic Encyclopedia provides an excellent description of the martyrs of Glastonbury Abbey, who suffered on the same date, November 15, 1539, as the martyrs of Reading Abbey:Richard Whiting, BLESSED, last Abbot of Glastonbury and martyr, parentage...

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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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.