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The Abdication(s) of King George III

On April 1, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II announced the creation of the Georgian Papers Programme. It is a ten-year project to transcribe, digitize, conserve,... The post The Abdication(s) of King George III appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

William Hunter: Finding Free Speech—A British Soldier’s Son Who Became an Early American

BOOK REVIEW: William Hunter: Finding Free Speech—A British Soldier’s Son Who Became an Early American by Eugene A. Procknow (Mechanicsburg, PA: Sunbury Press, Inc., 2022) An... The post William Hunter: Finding Free Speech—A British Soldier’s...

The blessed effects of a united cabinet

“George IV, seated on the throne, watches a display of jovial fraternization between John Bull and Pat, who dance, holding hands, each holding up a hat decorated respectively by rose and shamrock. A lanky garland of (thornless) roses and giant shamrocks...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 May 2021

Rockingham, Washington’s Headquarters, 1783

George Washington slept here. After the commander in chief was summoned to Princeton, New Jersey during the summer of 1783, and finding no rooms... The post Rockingham, Washington’s Headquarters, 1783 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Golden State: Recipes and Memory

Amanda Elise Herbert and Annette Elise Herbert How do recipes make memories, and how do we remember the methods, ingredients, and techniques that go into making a dish, a piece of technology, a work of art, a scientific method? Memory is a powerful force,...
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Feb 2021

Rock Stars of the Regency: The Gentlemen (Part 2), and What Jane Would Have Thought

By Brenda S. Cox Last week we looked at the lady “Rock Stars of the Regency” identified by Dr. Jocelyn Harris at this year’s JASNA AGM.* The other two Regency celebrities, who Jane Austen certainly knew about, but almost certainly never...
From: Jane Austen's World on 1 Nov 2020

HMS Dido 178

Today I once again welcome back Etienne Daly who has been using the ‘lockdown’ very productively continuing his research into Dido Elizabeth Belle and in particular his eye was drawn to the frigate HMS Dido. So, I’ll hand over to him...
From: All Things Georgian on 14 Oct 2020

Sal Ammoniac

 Ammoniac crystals, Fan-yagnobskoe coal mine, Tadjikistan,Photo (c) A. A. Evseev.Here we will examine "sal ammoniac," a common alchemical ingredient used by Antonio Neri in many of his early seventeenth century preparations. In its pure form, it...
From: Conciatore on 17 Aug 2020

July 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Marquis of Rockingham.” In early July 1770, Thomas Achincloss placed an advertisement in the New-Hampshire Gazette to inform consumers that he sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jul 2020

The Quietus: A New Day Yesterday by Mike Barnes

It’s early 1974, British band Henry Cow is in the studio recording its second album, Unrest. One track features a 40-foot tape loop. Another is based on the Fibonacci sequence, a structural device borrowed from Karlheinz Stockhausen. The track is...
From: Mathew Lyons on 25 Apr 2020

The Noble Radical: Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond

By Stephen Basdeo On 22 February 1735 Charles Lennox, the Duke of Richmond, and his wife, Sarah Cadogan, welcomed into the world a son, whom they named Charles, after the father. The young Charles received the upbringing that was typical to many of the...

October 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (October 5, 1769). “Any Persons by sending, may be supplied with Victuals abroad.” When she moved to a new location in the fall of 1769, Mrs. Brock...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2019

Major Johnston of Edinburgh’s Town Guard takes Prisoners to the Bass Rock #History #Scotland

‘August 16th 1681 I Robert Johnstoun major to ye good toune of Ed[inbu]r[gh] grant me to have receaved fra ye hands of Mr John vans goodman of ye tolbooth of Edr the persones of John Spreull & W[illia]m Lin prisoners within ye s[ai]d Tolbooth...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Aug 2019

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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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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.