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Yet Another Charles Carroll

The Carroll family of Maryland is recognized because Charles Carroll of Carrollton was the only Catholic and the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. His family used descriptions to distinguish between the different generations of...

Maryland’s Protestant Revolution and the Problem of Religious Freedom

Roy Rogers explores Maryland's often overlooked seventeenth century Protestant revolution and its continuing relevance for us today.
From: The Junto on 7 Jan 2015

Wenlock Christison defends doomed Quakers in 1659 Puritan Massachusetts

Wenlock Christison Defending Quaker Witches in 1659 Puritan MassachusettsArticle from The Salisbury Times (now The Delmarva Times), Salisbury, Maryland by Dr. William H. Wroten, Jr."In the middle of the 17C, religious freedom was not a major characteristic...
From: 17th-century American Women on 29 Oct 2014

Maryland in the Revolution - August 28, 1776 - The Rain and the Retreat

From the Maryland State Archives, written by Emily Huebner in 2013.  Director of this project was Owen Lourie.The Rain and the RetreatThe morning of August 28, 1776 dawned cold, gray, and rainy. The demoralized American troops were trapped in their...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 Aug 2014

Maryland in the Revolution - August 27, 1776 - Becoming the Maryland 400

From the Maryland State Archives, written by Emily Huebner in 2013.  Director of this project was Owen Lourie.Becoming the Maryland 400By the afternoon of August 27, 1776, the Battle of Long Island had rapidly become a life or death struggle for...
From: 18th-century American Women on 27 Aug 2014

Maryland in the Revolution - August 27, 1776 - The British Diversion

From the Maryland State Archives, written by Emily Huebner in 2013.  Director of this project was Owen Lourie.The British DiversionThe Marylanders were called to battle before sunrise on August 27, 1776. Lord Stirling, the temporary commander of...
From: 18th-century American Women on 27 Aug 2014

Maryland in the Revolution - August 26, 1776 - The Vechte-Cortelyou House (known today as Old Stone House)

On August 27, 1776, the Vechte-Cortelyou House (known today as Old Stone House), located in JJ Byrne park in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, was an important location in the Battle of Brooklyn during the American Revolutionary War -...
From: 18th-century American Women on 26 Aug 2014

Maryland in the Revolution - August 26, 1776 - The Marylanders Arrive

From the Maryland State Archives, written by Emily Huebner in 2013.  Director of this project was Owen Lourie.The Marylanders ArriveOn August 26, 1776, the Marylanders arrived at Long Island on the eve of battle. Once it became clear that a major...
From: 18th-century American Women on 26 Aug 2014

Maryland in the Revolution - August 23, 1776 - They must be well watched...

From the Maryland State Archives, written by Emily Huebner in 2013.  Director of this project was Owen Lourie.“They must be well watched”After the British landed on Long Island they advanced to within three miles of the American lines, and then...
From: 18th-century American Women on 23 Aug 2014

Maryland in the Revolution - August 22, 1776 - The British come ashore in New York

From the Maryland State Archives, written by Emily Huebner in 2013.  Director of this project was Owen Lourie.The British Come AshoreOn August 22nd, 1776, the British began setting the stage for battle by landing troops on Long Island. The Continental...
From: 18th-century American Women on 22 Aug 2014

Easton’s Missing Dead

When it comes to Pennsylvania military hospitals during the Revolution apart from Philadelphia, Bethlehem has received a great deal of (appropriate) attention by scholars mainly because (1) it became the new Headquarters of the Hospital Department under...

Wrecked in a Thousand Pieces: Loss of Martha

When the Maryland Loyalists, a Provincial regiment, marched out of Philadelphia along with the rest of the British Army in June 1778, it mustered 370 officers and men, second in size only to the Queen’s Rangers amongst the Loyalist units leaving the...

English Colonies in the New World

From the archives of History Today, how the Tudors (and the Stuarts) passed up the opportunity to colonize the New World:But the English crown was not itself prepared to invest either men, material or money in such overseas enterprises. Henry VIII’s...

The Worrisome Age of King George III

Four years into the Seven Years’ War, an expensive global conflict known better as the French and Indian War in America, a twenty-two-year-old prince was crowned King of the British Empire upon the death of his grandfather, King George II. The London...

John Carroll, First Catholic Bishop in the United States

On November 6, 1789, Pope Pius VI appointed John Carroll as the first bishop in the new United States of America: in Baltimore, Maryland. According to the History Today website:On this day in 1789, Pope Pius VI appoints John Carroll bishop of Baltimore,...

More on the Christian Heritage Centre

Lord Alton, Lord Windsor and Jan Graffius, the curator of the Christian Heritage Centre collection at Stonyhurst were on EWTN Live last night and talked about their visit to Washington, DC, displaying some the relics and artefacts they hope to display...

Fleeing to America - Catholics to Maryland

.Although the Stuart kings of England did not hate the Roman Catholic Church, most of their subjects did, causing Catholics to be harassed and persecuted in England throughout the seventeenth century. Driven by "the sacred duty of finding a refuge for...
From: 17th-century American Women on 10 Aug 2013

Digital Humanities Data Curation Workshops

Readers may be interested in the following announcement: Digital Humanities Data Curation, a series of three-day workshops, will provide a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts and practices, focusing on the special issues and challenges...
From: Early Modern Online Bibliography on 24 Jul 2013

1634 The Ark and the Dove Bring Men & Women to Settle Maryland

The Ark and the Dove Reach MarylandOn June 20, 1632, King Charles I of England granted Cecilius Calvert, Second Baron Baltimore, proprietorship and vice-regal powers for a new colony named Maryland. By mid-summer 1633, Baltimore had chartered a full-rigged...
From: 17th-century American Women on 19 Jul 2013

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).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.