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The Three Women of the Lesmahagow Prayer Society Banished to Barbados in 1687

In late 1685, three women who were suspected of harbouring fugitive preachers were captured. Isobel Cassils, Agnes Keir and Isobel Steel were probably involved in supporting James Renwick and other leading Society people who frequently hid in Lesmahagow...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Sep 2012

The marriage of Reine Margot

Marguerite de Valois, painted by Clouet in 1560. Photo: Musée Condé, Chantilly. Monday, 18th August 1572 was an oppressively hot and sultry summer day in the French capital. Usually Parisians would be keen to stay indoors out of the sunshine but on...
From: Madame Guillotine on 18 Aug 2012

Attack on the Tuileries, 10th August 1792

At the start of August the hot, dusty streets filled with hundreds of troops from Marseilles and their catchy and bloodthirsty marching song, la Marseillaise was soon to be heard on all lips. At the same time ‘insurrection’ became the mot...
From: Madame Guillotine on 10 Aug 2012

V220: The Parisian Gown - Finished!

Despite all the trouble this gown gave me, I'm so happy with how it turned out!  I certainly learned many a lesson about fabric choice, sleeve construction, and general patterning.  I'm ready to tackle the next project now, hopefully with less worries....

The Basilica of Saint Denis

I love visiting the basilica at Saint Denis – it’s so unapologetically gloomy inside despite the sumptuously beautiful stained glass windows that allow rainbows of light to tumble onto the cold stone floor. It’s full of royal tombs,...
From: Madame Guillotine on 5 Aug 2012

Chapelle Expiatoire, Paris

Tucked away on the Rue Pasquier in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, there is a small park that holds a precious secret – an exquisite little chapel behind a high wall that serves as a memorial to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Above the entrance...
From: Madame Guillotine on 4 Aug 2012

A visit to the Conciergerie, Paris.

The Conciergerie is a familiar, brooding site alongside the Seine in Paris. Its fat turrets give it the quaintly charming appearance of a fairytale palace, which is ironic considering its past as the most feared prison during the French Revolutionary...
From: Madame Guillotine on 3 Aug 2012

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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.