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Anna of Denmark: Costume, Colours, and Identities in Scotland

This is a transcript of a talk I gave at Riddles Court in Edinburgh and Jesus College, Oxford, in 2019 about Anna of Denmark in Scotland, 1589 to 1603 Introduction In Scotland Anna of Denmark had her own household separate from the kings’. These...
From: Objects and the archive on 11 Jan 2020

The gold buttons of Mary, Queen of Scots and Anna of Denmark

Mary, Queen of Scots used buttons and dress fastenings made of gold, which were set with jewels and pearls and enamelled. Some were made in Portuguese style. On 6 January 1572 a large quantity of these buttons, horns, points, or aglets were carefully...
From: Objects and the archive on 19 Oct 2019

The Goldsmith, the Footman, the Queen, and the Earl of Bothwell

Jacob Kroger (d. 1594) was a German goldsmith who worked for Anna of Denmark in Scotland and stole her jewels. Jacob Kroger was a citizen of Lüneburg, ruled by Anna of Denmark’s brother-in-law, Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.[1]...
From: Objects and the archive on 15 Oct 2019

June 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 7, 1769). “SOLOMON SOLOMONS … A fmall Affortment of JEWELERY.” Earlier this week NPR commentator Cokie Roberts caused quite a hullabaloo...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jun 2019


GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Postscript to the Boston Weekly News-Letter (April 20, 1769). “LOST … A Stone Sleeve Button with a red Cypher set in Gold.” On...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Apr 2019

The bear broke loose

“A muzzled bear sits up, as if begging, on a fat woman who lies on her back. She says: “Gemini! what a Weight! my poor dear Mr Dripping was quite a Feather to him”. The bear’s keeper (right) raises his club, saying, “Down...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 31 Oct 2018

John Kimber's mourning brooch from the 1700s with his inscription

Story of this brooch here:
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Jun 2017

Roundtable: New York’s Original Fashion Industry

This Colonial Couture post is by guest contributor William Howard Carter, assistant professor of history at The College of New Jersey. He is currently revising his book manuscript, “The Hideous and the Beautiful: The Power of Bodily Decorations...
From: The Junto on 10 Feb 2017

The little princess and Gulliver

“Princess Charlotte (three-quarter length) stands at a table looking into a large (chinoiserie) punch-bowl (right) in which Bonaparte frantically swims towards her, among agitated waves, his large hat floating in the water. The Princess, very mature...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 May 2016

oldrags:Mourning ring, ca 1787 England, the Victoria &...

oldrags:Mourning ring, ca 1787 England, the Victoria & Albert Museum This ring and its pair are inscribed ‘Cease thy tears, religion points on high/ CS ob.25 Jan 1787 aet 70/ IS ob. 18 Sep 1792 aet 72’.  They are mourning rings, possibly for a couple...

minutemanworld:The 18th century fascination with memento mori is...

minutemanworld:The 18th century fascination with memento mori is very interesting to me. Some beautiful (and at the same time slightly macabre) pieces of jewelry have come from mourning jewelry.  This particular ring is from 1728. I love this piece...

minutemanworld:Martha Washington’s mourning jewelry. On the...

minutemanworld:Martha Washington’s mourning jewelry. On the death of George Washington in 1799 she had a snippet of his hair put in this locket. When she died a snippet of her hair was added.  Mourning jewelry was a fairly common thing in the 18th...

Late 17th Century Mori Finger Ring.

From the online finger ring collection at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford UK.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Feb 2015

Anne of Denmark, Queen of Style

We are used to queens, princesses, duchesses and first ladies being scrutinized for their sartorial splendor (or lack thereof), but this is really nothing new: public women, deemed so by their proximity to power or in some cases their own power, have...
From: streets of salem on 12 Dec 2014

mademoisellelapiquante: Women’s fichu pins | 1770-90 |...

mademoisellelapiquante: Women’s fichu pins | 1770-90 | LACMA Sparkly!

taf-art: Pendant (18th Century). Japan. Oh. I think I need to...

taf-art: Pendant (18th Century). Japan. Oh. I think I need to have that, or a copy thereof. Wow!

A Two-Comet Year

Looking forward to the year ahead, as we all tend to do at this time, I notice that not only is this the “year of the snake” and the year of the (Pantone) color emerald green, but also a year in which there will be two great comets visible...
From: streetsofsalem on 7 Jan 2013

In Death Lamented

A new book on historical mourning jewelry is now available from the Massachusetts Historical Society and will be ordered as soon as I finish this post!AmazonThe images are extraordinarily good, with detailed close ups. The exhibition and book cover the...

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).

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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.