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In Fine Style – a superb Tudor and Stuart exhibition

Photo: Melanie Clegg. I was lucky enough to be invited to the blogger’s preview yesterday morning of the new exhibition In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. It must surely be testament...
From: Madame Guillotine on 10 May 2013

In Fine Style – the book

My much anticipated copy of In fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion arrived yesterday and naturally I couldn’t wait to share it with you all as I think quite a lot of you will be VERY interested in getting hold of a copy for yourselves! In...
From: Madame Guillotine on 30 Apr 2013

A catalogue of the extensive and truly magnificent collection of prints

 With original front and back wrappers from part one and front wrapper from Second Part bound in. Some pencil notations. “Introductory observations on the utility of the art of engraving; the general instruction and entertainment afforded by prints;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Apr 2013

Vigée Lebrun and Marie Antoinette

Their association began when Marie Theresa asked the Count Mercy to approach Marie Antoinette to request two full length portraits for a room filled with family portraits. Forgoing the usual court painters, Marie Antoinette chose someone new for this...
From: Madame Guillotine on 16 Apr 2013

Van Dyck and the royal children

Charles I and Henrietta Maria with their two eldest children, Prince Charles and Princess Mary, Van Dyck, 1632. Photo: Royal Collection. I’d have to say that one of the best things about writing a novel featuring the dashing mercurial and rather...
From: Madame Guillotine on 22 Mar 2013

Another Tudor Portrait Discovery

Thanks to Elena Maria Vidal at Tea at Trianon:Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon are once more side by side and at Lambeth Palace, of all places. Apparently many people thought for years and years that the above painting was supposed to be Katherine Parr,...

Tudor Portrait Recycling with a Twist

From Elena Maria Vidal's Tea at Trianon blog comes this story from The Guardian about a special exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London:He was the eyes and ears of Elizabeth I, the loyal spymaster and ruthless counterterror chief: Sir Francis...

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

Elizabeth I when a Princess, attributed to Scrotes, c1546. Photo: Royal Collection. Well, it looks like 2013 is going to be a bumper year of exhibitions for the historically obsessed – there’s the Mary, Queen of Scots one in Edinburgh, the...
From: Madame Guillotine on 2 Jan 2013

“To the friend of curious and interesting things”

Among Douce’s portraits of artists, there is a silhouette of the Swiss engraver, publisher, and art dealer Christian von Mechel (1737-1817): The print is annotated with Mechel’s dedication to Douce: I beg dear Mr Douce, the friend of curious...
From: Douce Blog on 20 Nov 2012

A catalogue of the extensive and truly valuable collection of engraved British portraits

Author: Dodd, Thomas, 1771-1850. Title: A catalogue of the extensive and truly valuable collection of engraved British portraits : illustrative of Granger’s Biographical history of England, commencing with the reign of Alfred the Great, to the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Nov 2012

A Seriously Naughty Portrait: Countess of Lichtenau

At first there’s so much pink you almost don’t see it.  But then, yep, nipple.  The nubble detail on her collar is throwing–a cheeky addition.  Save for the aforementioned exposure and her bared hand, the countess is entirely clothed....
From: Life Takes Lemons on 25 Oct 2012

Portraits de Femmes – Olivier Blanc

I got many splendid presents (Spitalfields Life! Upstairs, Downstairs season two! Desperate Romantics! L’Occitane Ambre!) for my birthday but chief amongst them has to be a brand spanking new copy of Portraits de Femmes: Artistes et modèles à...
From: Madame Guillotine on 12 Oct 2012

New Bust of Shakespeare Part 4 (video)

Well, he doesn’t have a background in film-making for nothing… In this video, actor and artist Garrick Huscared is joined by fellow artist, Jude Methuen, who worked in the R.S.C.’s prop department for many years. There isn’t anything...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 26 Sep 2012

17th century women's portraits at Skokloster castle

I visited Skokloster castle this summer and here is a few goodies from the vast portrait collection.There is a rather romantic story concerning the marriage of Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel. One of the richest, noblest and most important men in Sweden met...
From: Isis' Wardrobe on 10 Sep 2012

New Blog Section: The Old English Cemetery of Livorno in Images

A whole new section has just been added to the blog’s page about the Old English Cemetery of Livorno:  ♦ The Old English Cemetery in Images ♦ The new page consists, for now, of a few sub-sections rich of images related to the cemetery: 65 Suggestions… (it...
From: Leghorn Merchant Networks on 23 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.