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Nithsdale Martyrs’ Monument: A Guide to the Covenanters #History #Scotland

Who are the 57 Covenanters listed on the Nithsdale Martyrs’ Cross in Dalgarnock graveyard? Where did they come from and what happened to them? The monument erected in 1928 lies in Dalgarnock graveyard between Thornhill and Closeburn, not far off...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Oct 2018

Three Covenanters Banished to Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in 1685 #History #Scotland

Three of the prisoners tried for treason on 6 August, 1685, were banished on the ‘Henry & Francis’ to Perth Amboy, for the Scots’ Colony of East Jersey. 22 August, 1685: ‘I James Baird ane of the serjants to Collonell [James]...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Nov 2016

Eighteenth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1699 #History #Scotland

The eighteenth post-Revolution general meeting of the Cameronian Society people may have witnessed first steps towards the publication of Cloud of Witnesses fifteen years later… 18 General Meeting at Crawfordjohn, 5 April, 1699. Issues arising...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Jun 2016

Sixteenth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1698

16 General Meeting at Friarminnan, 29 July, 1698. William Stuart in Galloway ‘is allowed to frequent the [general] meeting as formerly’. The committee was elected:Sir Robert Hamilton.Mr. James Kid [for the Lothians]. Mr. Charles Umpherston...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Jun 2016

Prophet Peden’s Gil-Martin: James Hogg and the Covenanters

In James Hogg’s novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824), Robert Wringhim, the central protagonist, is either followed by, haunted by, imagines or encounters Gil-Martin, a demonic presence. Hogg scholars have noted that...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Jun 2014

Wild Phanatiques, Dark Clouds of Mist and the Poor Straying Sheep in March 1685

Nothing is ever quite what it seems in the world of Alexander ‘Prophet’ Peden. After he hijacked a barque and landed in Galloway at the beginning of March, 1685, government forces descended on Peden and his brethren in the fields… The following...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Jun 2014

Pirates, Covenanters and ‘Prophet’ Peden’s Return in 1685

Was Alexander ‘Prophet’ Peden, a pirate? Yes he was is the surprising answer, as he did commit an act of piracy in February, 1685. However, it was not for booty or profit that the preacher briefly turned godly pirate … Peden was not a pirate...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2014

Alexander Peden’s Vision of the Killing of John Brown in Priesthill in 1685

According to Patrick Walker, Alexander Peden was ten or so miles from Priesthill when John Brown was summarily executed when he had a vision: ‘This Murder [of John Brown at Priesthill] was committed betwixt Six and Seven in the Morning [of 1 May, 1685];...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Apr 2014

A Providential Mist for Prophet Peden: Galloway 1685

The following is the first of several stories of providential mists which Patrick Walker claims allegedly intervened to protect Alexander Peden or his followers from government forces in 1685. Mist in the Galloway Hills © Anthony O’Neil and licensed...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Apr 2014

Notes on Post Tags Search

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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

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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

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.