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Daniel Granger, Thirteen-Year-Old Soldier

During the American Revolution children were no strangers to the realities of war, but some would find themselves in the very center of the... The post Daniel Granger, Thirteen-Year-Old Soldier appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Trial of a Militant Covenanter & the Rye House Plots of 1683 #History #Scotland

If an account in Wodrow’s Analecta is to be believed, then the 1683 trial in Kilmarnock of the militant Covenanter John Nisbet “in Glen” was, in part, a set up, to bring down moderate-presbyterian Ayrshire lairds who were set to be members...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Jul 2018

Jedediah Huntington of Connecticut

Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington is an overlooked yet very interesting patriot leader from Connecticut who grew up with Benedict Arnold, fought in several battles,... The post Jedediah Huntington of Connecticut appeared first on Journal of the American...

Major André Popularizes Revolutionary Events

Historians today strive to interpret the past with a fresh, hip outlook. Long before there was talk about making history accessible and fun, Major... The post Major André Popularizes Revolutionary Events appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Execution of William Harvie in Lanark in 1682

For the 400th post… On Friday 13 June, 1679, William Harvie was the drummer at the proclamation of the Hamilton Declaration. Nearly three years later, he paid for his treason of usurping the theatre of royal proclamations with his life… Or,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Nov 2014

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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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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.