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October 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 6, 1768).“Encouraging all our own Manufactures.” Shopping became an increasingly political act during the years of the imperial crisis...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Oct 2018

The Ninth Convention’s Paper to the Rye House Plotters, May, 1683 #History #Scotland

On 8 May, 1683, the ninth convention of the United Societies held in secret in Edinburgh sent a paper to the ‘Confederators’, a group of English radical Whigs behind a series of insurrectionary and assassination plots tht are commonly known...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Jan 2016

The First Convention of the Society people, 15 December, 1681

In Faithful Contendings Displayed, Michael Shields, the clerk of the United Societies’ conventions, gave an account of the very first convention held by the Society people in late 1681. Logan Farm © Gordon Brown and licensed for reuse. There...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Apr 2015

A Great Article on the Sweet Singers

Wolf Craigs where some of the Sweet Singers were captured © Richard Webb and licensed for reuse. I discovered this recent article on ‘Walter Ker and the “Sweet Singers”’ by Douglas W. B. Somerset. I heartily recommend this excellent article to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Aug 2014

After the Defeat at Airds Moss: Prophet Peden at Mauchline Fair 1680

The following story from Patrick Walker’s Life of Peden is probably the only hint we have that Alexander Peden had returned to Scotland from Ireland by the latter half of 1680: ‘14. In the Year 1680, after the Murdering of Mr. [Richard] Cameron,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Apr 2014

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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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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.