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Cover Reveal: THE ROSE CODE by Kate Quinn

I'm happy to announce the newest Kate Quinn novel! If you enjoyed THE ALICE NETWORK and THE HUNTRESS as much as I did, be on the lookout for THE ROSE CODE, coming from William Morrow Books on March 9, 2021.THE ROSE CODEby New York Times bestselling...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 5 Aug 2020

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An Exhibition of modern Books, by AUCTION.” Robert Bell, one of the most influential booksellers and auctioneers in eighteenth-century America, toured New England in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2020

5 Georgian era drinking scenes

To commemorate the re-opening of pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants on 4 July 2020 following England’s (pointless IMO – but don’t get me started) period of lockdown, I bring you five scenes of drinking, each of them featuring at...
From: Naomi Clifford on 4 Jul 2020

Neri in Antwerp

"The Blue Tower" Jozef Linnig 1868.There are three known facilities where priest Antonio Neri worked as an alchemist formulating glass in the early seventeenth century; in Florence, Pisa and Antwerp. If he did work elsewhere, it must have been for a relatively...
From: Conciatore on 22 Jun 2020

Historic Hostility and the Search for a Smallpox Vaccine.

A guest post by Jo Willet As the Coronavirus crisis continues, seemingly daily we get news of the scramble to find a vaccine and ineffective antibody tests. Today we have a guest blog by Jo Willet pointing out the parallels between the search for a vaccine...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 27 Apr 2020

Prestapágina: Sharing PDFs During the Epidemic

Rebecca Quinn Teresi has created Prestapágina, a Facebook group for early modern Hispanists to share PDFs of book chapters and articles that we might find necessary now that academic libraries have shut down. She invites all to join – thanks...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 26 Mar 2020

Susanna Kidley-Warren (1642-1684)

Susanna Kidley-Warren was a seamstress working on Cheapside in the City of London between 1655 and 1684. She was baptised in Little Birch in Herefordshire on 2 November 1642.[1] The daughter of John Kidley, a gentleman, and his wife Bridget, Susanna...
From: A Fashionable Business on 10 Feb 2020

Happy Birthday, Isaiah Thomas!

Isaiah Thomas, patriot printer and founder of the American Antiquarian Society, was born on January 30 (January 19 Old Style) in 1749.  It’s quite an historical coincidence that the three most significant printers in eighteenth-century America...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2020

Happy Birthday, Mathew Carey!

Though Benjamin Franklin is often considered the patron saint of American advertising in the popular press, I believe that his efforts pale in comparison to the contributions made by Mathew Carey (1760-1839) in the final decades of the eighteenth...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2020

January 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ran away last Wednesday … an Apprentice Boy.” The format and placement of Benjamin Mackay’s advertisement suggests that it was a late addition to the new...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jan 2020

The Blue Tower

"The Blue Tower" Jozef Linnig 1868.There are three known facilities where priest Antonio Neri worked as an alchemist formulating glass in the early seventeenth century; in Florence, Pisa and Antwerp. If he did work elsewhere, it must have been for a relatively...
From: Conciatore on 27 Dec 2019

Basel Pharmacy Museum: An Interview

The Recipes Project heads to Basel, Switzerland, to learn about the collections of the Pharmacy Museum. Laurence Totelin spoke with Philippe Wanner,  Barbara Orland, Corinne Eichenberger and Martin Kluge. Could you give us a brief overview of your...
From: The Recipes Project on 21 Nov 2019

Mrs Johnston, 18th Century Fancy Glassblower

Woman flameworking glass(Attribution Unknown, late 19th cent.)In 1743, Britain was ruled by George II, although the Jacobites in Scotland were plotting to install Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. That year, Samuel Johnson was a 33 year old struggling...
From: Conciatore on 8 Nov 2019

October 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Chronicle (October 12, 1769). “They will make it their unwearied Study to serve the to the utmost of their Abilities.” When they opened a shop in New York,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Oct 2019

October 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (October 5, 1769). “Any Persons by sending, may be supplied with Victuals abroad.” When she moved to a new location in the fall of 1769, Mrs. Brock...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2019

Covenanters Kill Captain Urquhart at Caldons in January, 1685 #History #Scotland

In a description of Minnigaff parish written by Andrew Heron of Bargaly (at some point between 1699 and his death in c.1728) he describes Covenanters attacking Colonel James Douglas and Captain Urquhart (or Orchar as he calls him) in January, 1685: ‘And...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Aug 2019

To commit a fraud… leave your hat off!

August 1750 The breathless but smartly dressed clerk had clearly left the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street in a hurry, not even bothering to stop and put his hat on in his haste, nor to remove the pen which was stuck clumsily in his wig. When, on...
From: All Things Georgian on 9 Jul 2019

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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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.)

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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This is the basic structure:

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The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

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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.