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Bringing Sextons Back: Stepney’s Buriers, Bearers and Searchers of the Dead

In my last post, I introduced the maritime hamlets of early modern Stepney and explored some of the ways in which the parish’s middling sort used admin and officeholding to establish themselves as part of a local elite. Returning to the vestry minutes...
From: Middling Culture on 13 Nov 2020

November 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Experience has taught him to cut hair according to art.” Lewis Fay, a “Periwig Maker and Hair Dresser,” offered his services to the residents of Philadelphia,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Nov 2020

How to Get Ahead in Early Modern London’s Maritime World

Early modern London was a port city, which sat at the centre of England’s international networks of colonial and commercial venture. However, London’s maritime operations were underpinned by working communities that were situated just beyond...
From: Middling Culture on 26 Oct 2020

“Stop, here is the empire of death”

Ancient Romans buried their dead outside city walls to avoid contamination.  Medieval Christians, in contrast, kept their dead close, in churchyards or even within church walls, in crypts below the nave or entombed in the floor.  Later, elaborate...
From: Anita Guerrini on 24 Oct 2020

French Academic Societies Condemn the Killing of History Teacher

A number of French academic societies have issued statements condemning the killing of Samuel Paty, a history teacher who was brutally murdered by an Islamist militant on Friday. Paty was apparently targeted for showing cartoons of Muhammad, which...

How to Teach about Violence in France

In the wake of the horrific murder of history teacher Samuel Paty, historians are grappling with how to teach students and the public about the history of violence in France. Paty taught history and geography at a collège (middle school) in...

Attack on History Teacher near Paris

I was deeply saddened to hear of yesterday’s horrific attack on Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, near Paris, who was brutally killed and beheaded by an 18-year-old militant after leaving the collège...

Paris Bordone: Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine

Paris Bordone's depiction of the Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine featured a young and virile St. Joseph  in the center. Bordone's depiction confirmed my argument that the young man in Giorgione's Tempest was also St. Joseph. In looking at Bordone's...
From: Giorgione et al... on 17 Oct 2020

Why Read Historical Fiction Set in Sixteenth Century France? Reason #7

Today's reason almost goes without saying...Reason #7--FRANCEFrance is the most popular travel destination in the world, visited by 89 million foreign tourists in 2018 alone. The country's vineyards beaches mountainsand vibrant cities tug...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 17 Oct 2020

The Wigtown Martyrs: Touching the Void between the Reprieve and Execution in 1685 #History #Scotland

In the infamous case of the drowning of the two female Wigtown Martyrs in 1685, a question that has not been asked is who could legally confirm that the two women had taken the Abjuration oath after they petitioned to be able take it on 30 April? Who...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jun 2020

This Week on Dispatches: George Kotlik on the British Invasion of the Bahamas

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews historian and JAR contributor George Kotlik on the British invasion of Spanish Bahamas at the close of the... The post This Week on Dispatches: George Kotlik on the British Invasion...

Covenanter Grave Lesmahagow #History #Scotland

David Steel, Lesmahagow, Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire. Died 1686. Shields in 1690: ‘Liev. Crichton, now prisoner in Edinburgh, did most barbarously after Quarters, shoot David Steel, in the parish of Lesmahago, Decem: 1686.’ (A Short Memorial,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Fenwick (Gemmell) #History #Scotland

Patrick (aka., Peter) Gemmell, Fenwick, Fenwick parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Lieu: Nisbet and his Party shot to death John Ferguson, George Whiteburn, and Patrick Gemmil in the parish of Finnick, the said year, 1685.’ (A...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Fenwick (Fergushill & Woodburn) #History #Scotland

John Fergushill and George Woodburn, Fenwick, Fenwick parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Lieu: Nisbet and his Party shot to death John Ferguson, George Whiteburn, and Patrick Gemmil in the parish of Finnick, the said year, 1685.’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 May 2020

Travels to the East

Jean de Thévenot, from"Relation d'un voyage fait au Levant" (1664)In 1652, at the age of eighteen, a wealthy Frenchman named Jean de Thévenot finished his studies at the University of Paris. He celebrated his achievement with a grand tour...
From: Conciatore on 8 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Cathcart #History #Glasgow #Scotland

Thomas Cook, Robert Thom and John Urie, Cathcart parish, Renfrewshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Major Balfour, together with Captain Maitland and their Party, Apprehended at their Work, Robert Tam, John Urie, and Tho: Cook, and instantly shot...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Balmaclellan #History #Scotland

Robert Grierson, Balmaclellan, Balmaclellan parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Col. James Douglas, now Liev. General, Brother to the Duke of Queensberry, together with Liev: John Livingston, and a Party with them, surprised...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Strathaven #History #Scotland

John Barrie and William Paterson, Strathaven, Evandale parish, Lanarkshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item. The said Peter Inglis shot John Barrie, with his Pass in his hand, in Evandale, April, 1685.’ (A Short Memorial, 37.) ‘Likewise,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 May 2020

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:{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.