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The Board of Trade and Plantations, 1688–1761

There were four bodies that directly influenced England’s relationship with her American colonies; they were the King (a body of one), the Privy Council... The post The Board of Trade and Plantations, 1688–1761 appeared first on Journal of...

Early Modern Political Thought and Twenty-First-Century Politics

I love Newcastle and the Lit&Phil, and this workshop on Early Modern Political Thought and Twenty-First-Century Politics was probably one of the most fun public history events I have yet participated in. Rachel Hammersley managed to get together a...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 2 Jun 2018

Conference Report: Early Modern Political Thought and Twenty-First Century Politics, 16th May 2018

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend an evening workshop at the Lit & Phil Library, Newcastle. The goal of the session was to explore what early-modern thinkers had to say on the themes of popular mobilisation, toleration, environmentalism...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 29 May 2018

The Last Speech of Thomas Robertson, Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith on 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

Thomas Robertson apparently lived in Newcastle and was imprisoned, there, for refusing the English oath of allegiance. He escaped and fled to Edinburgh where he was captured in a sweep search of the city on 29 November, 1684. The search of Edinburgh had...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

JOBS: Senior Lecturer in English Literature (c. 1350-1510) and Digital Humanities

Newcastle University - School of English Literature, Language & LinguisticsLocation:  Newcastle Upon TyneSalary: £48,327 to £51,260 per annum, with progression to £55,998. Hours: Full TimeContract Type: PermanentPlaced on: 4th...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 6 Jan 2017

Law & esteem in mid-eighteenth century Newcastle

On the 22nd of September 1750, the Reverend Edmund Tew gave a sermon as part of the Carlisle assizes (a regional court which tried the most serious cases referred by county sessions). He spoke about the relationship between king, people, and law. Monarch...
From: eighteenth-century social history on 13 Dec 2016

Conference Report: Reformation Studies Colloquium, Newcastle

The Reformation Studies Colloquium took place in Newcastle between Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th September. The event was well attended and featured speakers from a variety of countries. I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy all three days of the conference...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 18 Sep 2016

16 Shakespeare up north

Barry Rutter as Falstaff for Northern Broadsides The website Shakespeare 400 is the product of a London-based consortium based at King’s College, so it’s no surprise that the events listed there are based in the capital. There are so many...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Mar 2016

The Newcastle Eccentrics of Hell’s Kitchen

Eccentric Characters of Newcastle by Henry Perlee Parker (after)(c) Laing Art Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationIn the taproom of The Flying Horse public house in the Groat Market, colloquially known as Hell’s Kitchen, various...
From: All Things Georgian on 14 Jan 2016

Old Judy – keeper of the Newcastle upon Tyne town hutch

We loved this portrait of ‘Old Judy’, keeper of the Newcastle upon Tyne town hutch, and thought we’d take a closer look at both the hutch and Old Judy for our latest blog. Judy Dowling, Keeper of the Town Hutch by Henry Perlee Parker,...
From: All Things Georgian on 5 Jan 2016

The Devil Appears in a Ship at Newcastle in 167

In 1672, the Devil appeared on a ship at Newcastle: ‘Apryle 1672, there was a ship lying at Newcastle, bound for London, called the Good Hope of London, wherein the divill appeared in bodily shape, in the habit of a seaman, with a blew gravatt about...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Jul 2015

The ‘Thirteen Drifty Days’ and the ‘Vehement Frost’ of 1674

For over a month in early 1674, ‘a vehement frost’ descended on Scotland. In the upland parishes of the south and the Highlands, families froze to death and cattle, sheep and wild animals died in great numbers. The bad weather began a month...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jul 2015

Washday Blues – Duties of a Georgian Laundrymaid

(c) Lady Lever Art Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationLast week we took a look at the duties of a housemaid, but if the house was large enough to warrant it, then a laundry maid would also have been employed, if not, then the role would...
From: All Things Georgian on 26 May 2015

Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright (d. 1780) was Deputy Surveyor and Master Mason to the Office of Works when Kirby was appointed as Clerk of the Works at Richmond and Kew. Wright was a protégé of William Kent, although exactly how and when they first came into contact...
From: Kirby and his world on 25 Oct 2014

The North in the Long Eighteenth Century: Upcoming Conference

The poster-programme for the upcoming ‘North in the Long Eighteenth Century’ conference is now available to view online: Conference Poster-Programme. The event, which will also be the tenth annual conference to be held by the North East...

“Let them talk”: A Newcastle Lady in the Eighteenth Century

One of the various (often contradictory) personalities applied to the eighteenth century is that it was ‘polite’; an age of manners and civility. Genteel folk (to use Amanda Vickery’s captivating term in The Gentleman’s Daughter) minded...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 31 May 2014

Letter of James Renwick to Robert Hamilton in Leeuwarden of 6 December, 1682

The following letter was written by James Renwick, the clerk of the United Societies, then in Edinburgh, to Robert Hamilton in Leeuwarden on Wednesday, 6 December, 1682. Renwick had departed from Rotterdam on c.24 November and arrived in Scotland on...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Apr 2014

Letter of James Renwick to Henry Jenkinson and Society people in Newcastle of 3 October, 1682.

The following letter was sent by James Renwick, the clerk the United Societies, to Mr Henry Jenkinson and others in a prayer society in Newcastle, England. It threatened the Newcastle society with expulsion from the Societies’ convention and correspondence...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Apr 2014

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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.

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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

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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.