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The History of Novels

By Stephen Basdeo A lecture delivered to first year undergraduates at RIASA Leeds on 22 September 2019 as part of the GEP4180 Research and Writing (II) module. 1st edition of Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe (1819) — a 19th-century bestseller! ...

Fact or fiction? Amy Hussey, fl. 1737-1749

© The British Library Board Such charms are there in affability, and so sure is it to attract the praises of all kinds of people. It may indeed be compared to the celebrated Mrs Hussey.* It is equally sure to set off every female perfection to...
From: A Fashionable Business on 12 Sep 2020

Policing From Bow Street: Principal Officers, Runners and The Patroles

Today, it is a pleasure to welcome another new guest to All Things Georgian, Peter Kennison, co-author of  ‘Policing From Bow Street: Principal Officers, Runners and The Patroles’, who is going to tell us more about the early origins...
From: All Things Georgian on 1 Apr 2020

Moll King, proprietress of King’s Coffee House in Covent Garden

‘What rake is ignorant of King’s Coffee House?’ (Henry Fielding, The Covent Garden Tragedy, 1732). There are many tall tales told about Mary (Moll) King, shrewd businesswoman and proprietress of King’s Coffee House in London’s...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Jan 2017

From Barman to Highwayman: The Case of William Hawke (d.1774)

Not every highwayman throughout history has achieved the fame of Robin Hood (sup. fl. 12th-13th centuries), Rob Roy (1671-1734), Dick Turpin (1705-1739), or Jack Sheppard (1702-1724). The names of most of the highwaymen who flourished in London during...

An autumn syllabus for teaching Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones

Tom (Albert Finney) drinking among the military men on the road; A rare flashback in the two films: Bridget Allworthy (Tessa Peake-Jones) when young, waving goodbye to Mr Allworthy as he sets off for three months in Bath: she is pregnant, the man who...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Sep 2016

Teaching Tom Jones: poaching, gamekeepers, & injustice; Jacobites, superstition/discontent & Culloden (3)

[This is still in partial draft stage so if you read it now, take note it lacks links, some quotations and more stills] Partridge, Jacobite, schoolmaster, brought before Allworthy as Tom’s father (Jack MacGowran) Black George, gamekeeper, defending...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Dec 2015

Teaching Fielding’s Tom Jones: a history of reading; money & sex (2)

Wordsworth Classics edition of Tom Jones Penguin edition of Tom Jones, ed. Keymer and Wakeley Dear friends and readers, There are many editions available of Fielding’s Tom Jones, including translations (Italian, French). And the film by Richardson...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Dec 2015

Henry Fielding’s “Joseph Andrews” (1742)

Illustration from Joseph Andrews (1742)I return once again to my favourite author, Henry Fielding (1707-1754) and discuss his novel The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams. Written in Imitation of the Manner...

Robin Hood the Brute: The Outlaw in Eighteenth-Century Criminal Biography

This is a copy of the paper that I presented at the International Association for Robin Hood Studies ‘Outlaws in Context’ Conference, 30 June – 1 July 2015. Alexander Smith’s A History of the Most Noted Highwaymen, Footpads, Shoplifts,...

When the stage meets the page – past and present

Detail from Spectacle Gratis – G. Engelman (source: In the preface to his tragedy Sémiramis (1749), Voltaire damningly characterized the typical eighteenth-century...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 2 Jul 2015

Beer and Gin

The early 1700s was the time of the gin craze. Far from its modern image of G&Ts for the gin and Jag set, this was the cheap gin of Mother’s Ruin, with the slogan “Drunk for a Penny, Dead Drunk for Twopence, Straw for Nothing.” Gin...
From: Kirby and his world on 22 Feb 2013

Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews Cervantes’s Don Quixote...

Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews Cervantes’s Don Quixote influenced many great writers. Last week, I shared an image from Charlotte Lennox’s The Female Quixote. This week, the engraving pictures a scene from Henry Fielding’s novel Joseph Andrews,...


This week we have reached Richardson’s novel Pamela, or virtue rewarded, the sole novel on this course’s reading list. For those who have not gone through the reading experience themselves, we will first introduce you shortly to the main narrative...
From: Eighteenth-Century Media on 9 Dec 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.