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Remarkable criminals 1713-1767 (spine title)

Bound with 27 other titles. To view other titles, search Orbis by call number: 521 6. (Local call number) Spine title: Remarkable criminals 1713-1767. A collection of pamphlets, prints (many from The Tyburn chronicles and The malefactors register),...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jul 2013

Shakespeare’s personal library, as curated by William Henry Ireland

Co-written by Heather Wolfe and Arnold Hunt It’s every bibliophile’s dream. You’re in a bookshop, or maybe at a local auction, browsing idly along the shelves. It’s late in the afternoon and you’re just preparing to leave, when you spot a bundle...
From: The Collation on 17 Jun 2013

The United Societies’ Curious Letter of 1683

On 5 July, 1683, Michael Shields, the clerk of the United Societies’s General Convention, wrote a letter of encouragement to some ‘friends’ who lived somewhere outside of Scotland. To whom Shields wrote is not known, but his reference to the fact...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Mar 2013

Happy Birthday, William Cobbett!

In honor of William Cobbett's birthday on March 9, 1763, let us pretend we are gathered in The William Cobbett public house in Farnham, raising a pint in his honor!Happy Birthday to the author of Rural Rides and A History of the Protestant Reformation...

Huffington Post profiles "The Immaculate Deception"

Journalist Scott De Buitléir's interview with me about writing is now available online through Huffington Post: Books. I hope you enjoy it and thanks to Scott for a lovely interview.
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 20 Feb 2013

The Taoiseach's apologises to the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries

The publication of a report into the appalling conditions in the religiously-run Magdalene Laundries for "fallen" women in 20th century Ireland and the extent to which the Irish State funded, aided and supported those institutions has led to...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 20 Feb 2013

A European attitude to the Irish language

Irish journalist and radio host, Scott De Buitléir, discusses a new play, Focal Point by Machan Magan, which looks at differing reactions to the Irish language in modern-day Ireland. Each of the play's characters represents one of the three major viewpoints...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 2 Feb 2013

Covenanters Out of Ayr Banished to Barbados in 1687

Ayr Two Society people, James Richart, a cooper from Ayr, and George Paton, a taylor in Ayr, were banished to Barbados in April, 1687. Both of the men were rescued… 1. James Richard, cooper in Ayr, Ayrshire. Richard, or Richart, was listed under...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2013

From Glasgow to Barbados: A Preaching in Renfrewshire in January 1687

On Sunday 9 January, 1687, a Societies’ field preaching took place somewhere in Renfrewshire. Two Society people captured on the following day were later banished to Barbados. An Irishman who was also seized near Paisley was also probably connected...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Jan 2013

The Duchess and the Ascendancy

As part of the Royal Family and as wife to the future King, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is already a member of the Irish aristocracy. At the time of her marriage, she acquired the title of Baroness Carrickfergus. However, recent research into the...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 16 Dec 2012

Ireland and the English Reformation

A few books on my reading list right now: I heard about this first book on the EWTN radio show from Ireland, Celtic Connections, and have it on order from Neumann Press:Ireland's Loyalty to the Mass by Father Augustine, O.M.Cap. “It is the Mass that...

The Bram Stoker Festival

'My name is Dracula...' The Bram Stoker Festival takes place in Dublin on 26 to 28 October. The program has just been revealed on the festival web site, and includes an exhibtion on Stoker's life as well as panels on Fatal attraction: What is it with...
From: Magia Posthuma on 4 Oct 2012

The Tin Whistle.

Dispite well known companies such as Colonial Williamsberg advertising and selling 18th century tin whistles, I have not been able to find any documetation on the tin whistle before 1840ad. That is mid 19th century, NOT 18th century. I have emailed Colonial...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Oct 2012

Hunk Akert: Luke Gardiner, 1st Viscount Mountjoy

SWM, PoliticianLikes: Travel, marriage, Catholics, mythology, and historyHaving received the most enlightened of educations on my recent Grand Tour, you will find me to be quite a sensible man of feeling.  Being Irish, I (unlike that stupid stupid...

Golf, Rory and the ghost of the Anglo-Irish

23 year-old Rory McIlroy is, almost without question, the most globally-successful sportsperson to come out of Northern Ireland. Right now, he is the highest ranking golfer in the world. But in the last week far more attention has being paid to his nationality...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 11 Sep 2012

Covenanters Captured at David Houston’s Preaching at the Polbaith Burn in 1687

At nine o’clock at night on Sunday 16 January, 1687, a new seditious field preacher, David Houston, held a conventicle at the Polbaith Burn in Kilmarnock parish, Ayrshire. In the aftermath the field preaching, thirty-eight people were identified as...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Sep 2012

More Life Than Biography: Chesterton on Cobbett

G.K. Chesterton's short life of William Cobbett, author of Rural Rides and The History of the Protestant Reformation in England and Ireland contains, of course, some of Chesterton's famous paradoxical turns of phrase. One of my favorites comes in the...

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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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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.