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Jane Austen’s Tips on Moving House

Having just made a big move myself, I was intrigued by the thought that Jane Austen herself—not to mention several of her characters—knew what it took to move an entire household from one place to another. One of the best resources available to us...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Aug 2022

Berners Street Hoax – True or False?

Anyone familiar with the Georgian period will probably have heard of the Berners Street Hoax. So much has been written about this over the centuries that I was unsure as to whether it warranted yet another telling of the story, but as one of my lovely...
From: All Things Georgian on 4 Jul 2022

Keeping a Clean House Regency Style

Inquiring readers, I despise housework.  As I lugged my vacuum cleaner from room to room I thought: ‘It could be worse. I would only have a broom or mop had I lived in1810.’ And so I should be grateful to clean my house in the 21st century. But what...
From: Jane Austen's World on 8 Jun 2022

Review of The Time Traveller’s Guide to Regency Britain: A Handbook for Visitors to 1789–1830, by Ian Mortimer.

Strictly speaking the oficial Regency lasted from 1811 to 1820, but the author, Ian Mortimer, takes the reader on a journey to Great Britain – England, Wales and Scotland – from 1789 to 1830, a time period that is in line with most other historians,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 5 Jun 2022

Summer fashions of 18

As usual, to find out what the fashionable woman of the 1820’s should be seen wearing in the summer of 1822, ‘The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics’, comes to the rescue. Needless to say, for the fashion...
From: All Things Georgian on 9 May 2022

Playing and Creating With Jane

Spring is a time for gift giving in my family: birthdays, holidays, hostess thank you’s, and Mother’s Day gifts all enter into the equation. This is a perfect time to consider the bounty of choices in stores and online. Museum gift shops have been...
From: Jane Austen's World on 20 Apr 2022

Steventon Rectory Garden: Imagining the Landscape of Jane Austen’s Youth

When visiting Jane Austen’s England today, you can stroll through the gardens at Chawton House and Jane Austen’s House Museum, explore the churches at Steventon and Chawton, and tour the homes and churches where Jane Austen and her relatives lived...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Apr 2022

Dueling in the Regency by Cassidy Percoco

Inquiring Readers: guest author, Cassidy Percoco, submitted this informative article about duels during the Regency era. Enjoy! The duel is a staple of Regency fiction, whether classic (Colonel Brandon and Willoughby’s duel in Sense and Sensibility)...
From: Jane Austen's World on 5 Apr 2022

Lady’s Maids and their Upward Career Path to Housekeeper, Part 1

Introduction Inquiring readers: This is the first of a post on the subject of the upward mobility for two upper servant positions. Part One examines the duties of the lady’s maid, and her motivation for continuing in a position that was hard and demanding,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 10 Mar 2022

Northanger Abbey’s “Horrid Novels”

In Austen’s youth, sentimental romances and sensational Gothic novels full of dramatized heroines, dark towers and dungeons, and dangerous male villains became popular. These included novels like Charlotte Smith’s Emmeline (1788), which some believe...
From: Jane Austen's World on 14 Feb 2022

Regency Home and Life: Videos about Jane Austen’s World

Inquiring readers,  In January of this year I published a post regarding podcasts and zoom workshops about Jane Austen. In this post, I am offering a series of YouTube videos, some of which might not last long as a link, so please view them asap. I’ve...
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 Feb 2022

Bouts-Rimé: A Rhyming Word Game Popular During the Georgian Era

Some of my most memorable family moments are during the times when we gather to play board or word games. On New Year’s Eve we played Apples to Apples, laughing and not caring whether we won or lost. During Jane Austen’s day, games helped to wile...
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Jan 2022

Conduct Books for Young Ladies

During Jane Austen’s lifetime, conduct literature that advocated ideal conduct and character for young women was common. In the form of letters, pamphlets, and full-length novels, conduct literature covered an array of topics meant to instruct and inform....
From: Jane Austen's World on 10 Jan 2022

New Year’s Traditions in Jane Austen’s Time

Inquiring Readers, We will soon be ringing in 2022 and celebrating New Year’s Eve. Superstitions and traditions from the Regency era still survive. This post mentions customs Jane Austen and her family probably knew about or personally followed. Did...
From: Jane Austen's World on 31 Dec 2021

The ‘Bridgerton’ Lady Danbury Pelisse – Done!

I love a quick and fairly simple make. Last time I constructed the bodice of this 1815 Regency pelisse inspired by Lady Danbury’s in Bridgerton. Now it’s time for the skirts and sleeves. I altered the skirt for center front opening instead of overlapping...

Party Like the Musgroves

I love the idea of a Regency-style Christmas season, complete with gifts, foods, and traditions that Jane Austen and her heroines might have enjoyed. Though Christmas traditions were different during Jane Austen’s time than they are today, as I share...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Dec 2021

A Genteel Lady Alone in a Public Coach:  Eleanor Tilney’s Emotional Response to Catherine Morland’s Banishment from Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey, Vol 2, Chapter XIII + XIV Inquiring readers,  In Volume Two, Chapters 13 & 14, the emotional drama that Eleanor Tilney and Catherine Morland share almost explodes from its pages. After discovering that Catherine Morland was not...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Dec 2021

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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.