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Gesture - from Botticelli to Microsoft Teams

            Primavera, Sandro Botticelli (1470s/80s)                   As Trinity term starts in Oxford, it is not only teaching which has moved online, but also...
From: Somerville Historian on 30 Apr 2020

November 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A large and compleat Assortment of well chosen GOODS. Cowper & Telfairs and Rae & Somerville both sold imported goods, but adopted very different marketing strategies...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Nov 2019

November 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 15, 1769). “STROUDS, duffils, flannels, coarse broad cloths.” Remediation matters. A few days ago I had an opportunity to visit an introductory...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Nov 2019

September 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 27, 1769). “Pigtail tobacco, Playing cards, Box coffee mills.” William Belcher and the partnership of Rae & Somerville both inserted advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Sep 2019

October 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 26, 1768).“WHITE, green, and blue plains, London duffils, shags, white and striped flannels, striped linsies.” In the fall of 1768, Rae and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Oct 2018

Daniel Granger, Thirteen-Year-Old Soldier

During the American Revolution children were no strangers to the realities of war, but some would find themselves in the very center of the... The post Daniel Granger, Thirteen-Year-Old Soldier appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

EXTRA: Celebrating “Grand Union Flag” Day in Somerville

Somerville usually celebrates the flag-raising on Prospect Hill on the anniversary of that event. Unfortunately, that’s on 1 January—not always the most comfortable time to be outside on a New England hilltop. So this year the city is celebrating...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Jun 2017

Arriving at Somerville: Ten Years On

            Somerville: you can walk on the grass, but please don't drive across the quad.           Yesterday marked ten years since the day in January 2007 when my husband and I loaded all my...
From: Somerville Historian on 4 Jan 2017

The Covenanters’ Prison, Edinburgh, 1679 #History #Scotland

After the Covenanters were defeated in the battle of Bothwell Brig on 22 June, 1679, at least 1,184 prisoners were delivered to Edinburgh. They were held in Inner Greyfriars’ Yard. What is today called The Covenanters’ Prison in Greyfriars’...
1679 Alexander Balfour (Gilston) Andrew Newbigging Andrew Sword (d.1679) Andrew Thomson (Sauchie) Andrew Wallace (Irongray) Ayrshire Balmaghie parish Borders Borgue parish Bowden parish British History Captain Strachan Ceres parish Covenanters Covenanters' Prison Cranston parish Croune of London (1679) David Cunningham David Somerville Drummond parish East Calder parish Edinburgh Edinburgh Tolbooth Edinburghshire Fife Galashiels parish Galloway George Heriot's School George Lord Ross His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons History Inverkeithing parish Irongray parish James Balfour (Gilston) James Corsan (Kirkcudbright) James Gray James Lileburn (Kinross) James Waddell (Monklands) James Wood (d.1679) John Blackadder John Clyde (d.1679) John Govan John Kid (d.1679) John King (d.1679) John Kirk (Ceres) John McBraickney John Scott (Ettrick Forest) John Thomson (Bothwellmuir) John Waddel (d.1679) Kelso parish Kilmarnock parish Kincardine parish Kinross Kinross parish Kirkcudbright parish Kirkcudbrightshire Linlithgowshire Livingston parish Loudoun parish Militia Old Monkland parish Orwell parish Patrick Keir Patrick Wilson Perthshire Robert Boig (Newbigging) Robert Garnock Robert Kirk (Burleigh) Robert McGill (Galashiels) Robert Miller (Pinclo) Robert Russell Robert Young (Galasheils) Roxburgh Sandy Bells Scotland Scottish History Selkirkshire St Ninians parish Stirlingshire Stow parish Strathmiglo parish Thomas Brown (d.1679) Thomas Crichton Thomas Miller (Ceres) Thomas Pringle Thomas Williamson (Over Cranstoun) Walter McKechnie West Port Gate William Brown William Grindlay William Hardie William Henderson William Younger
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Dec 2016

The Powderhouse: Public Resource or Private Property?

One of the places that plays a significant role in “The End of Tory Row,” as I’ve entitled my free public lecture on Thursday evening, is the gunpowder storehouse that still stands on a hill in Somerville.Originally that spot was in...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Mar 2016

Open Days

Like a village fete?Photo by Vieve Forward  On September 18th, the flags and bunting will come out as Oxford University hosts the last of its 2015 Open Days. For many years, each college had its own schedule of Open Days, which did not necessarily...
From: Somerville Historian on 9 Sep 2015

‘To Extirpate These Rebels’: The Commission to Colonel James Douglas, 27 March to 20 April, 1685

Colonel James Douglas was a commander for William of Orange at the Boyne, but in 1685 he had hunted down and executed Covenanters in the service of James VII…   In March, 1685, Douglas was given an extraordinary judicial commission to pursue and...
1685 Alexander Gordon Viscount of Kenmure Alexander Hume of Linthill Andrew Plumber of Middlestead Annandale Archibald Cockburn of Langtoun Archibald MacAulay of Ardincaple Archibald Stuart of Blackhall Ayrshire Berwickshire Borders Captain John Dalziel Captain John Inglis Captain Strachan Captain William Cleland Carrick Charles Hume of Aytoun Colonel James Douglas Cornet James Dundas Cornet James Innes Cornet James Naismith Cornet John Baillie Covenanters Cromwell Lockhart of Lee David Dunbar of Baldoon David Graham David Murray of Stanhope Dumfriesshire Dunbartonshire earl of Annandale earl of Carnwath earl of Glencairn earl of Home earl of Mar Early modern history Eskdale Francis Scott of Thirlstane Galloway Glenkens Godfrey McCulloch of Mireton Henry McDougal of Mackerston His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons History Hugh Cathcart of Carleton Humphrey Colquhoun of Luss James Cockburn of that Ilk James Cranston Lord Cranston James Geddes of Kirkhurd James II James Johnstone of Westerhall James Lundy of Strathairly James Murray younger of Deuchar John Graham of Claverhouse John Graham of Dougalston John Houston younger of that ilk John Johnston (Glasgow) John Riddell of Haining John Schaw younger of Greenock John Somerville of Spittel Kirkcudbrightshire Lanarkshire Lieutenant Alexander Bruce Lieutenant Crichton Lieutenant Lewis Lauder Lieutenant Livingston Lieutenant Murray Lieutenant Thomas Winram Lord Bargany Lord Cochrane Lord Ross Major George Arnot Mar's Regiment of Foot Merse Nithsdale Peeblesshire Renfrewshire Richard Murray of Spittlehaugh Robert Dalyell of Glenae Robert Grierson of Lag Robert Hunter (Ayr) Robert Kerr Lord Jedburgh Robert Laurie of Maxwelton Robert Pringle of Stitchel Roxburgh Scotland Scottish History Selkirkshire Sir Archibald Kennedy of Culzean Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarony Stirlingshire Teviotdale Thomas Kilpatrick of Closeburn Thomas Scott of Whiteslaid Tweeddale Wigtownshire William Blair of that ilk William Douglas of Cavers William Elliot of Stobs William Hamilton of Barncluith William Hamilton of Orbiston William Horseburgh of that Ilk William Ker of Chatto William Ker of Greenhead William Stirling (Glasgow) William Wallace of Craigie ‘-------’ Hume of Nineholes
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Dec 2014

Annual Flag-Raising in Somerville, 1 Jan.

The new year can’t start without Somerville’s annual commemoration of the raising of the “Grand Union flag” at Prospect Hill Park. That will start on 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday as an actor on horseback portraying Gen. George Washington leads a procession...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Dec 2013

Splitting Down the Middle

        Sliced in half... Photo by Anan Zeevy        Over summer, while sitting in a 19C cognac-estate manager’s house on holiday, I casually checked my email and found that a major research project on the...
From: Somerville Historian on 30 Aug 2013

The Royal Irish Artillery at the Revere House, 29 June

On Saturday, 29 June, from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M., the Paul Revere House in the North End will host Fred Lawson, a founder of the Royal Irish Artillery reenacting group. He will show off sample artillery tools and discuss the use of those weapons in battle...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Jun 2013

Educating for what?

           The Oxford spiresPhoto by Tejvan Pettinger  Last week, the academic Fellows at Somerville College were asked to think about the qualities they believe that we as an institution should be nurturing in...
From: Somerville Historian on 4 Jun 2013

Twitter (II)

Inscription above the Bodleian entrance - a 21C Republic of Letters?Photo by summonedbyfellsIt is several months since I nervously ventured onto Twitter, and now’s as good a time as any to reflect on what it’s been like stepping inside that noisy...
From: Somerville Historian on 26 Apr 2013

More on M.D.R Leys

A reader of this blog kindly found the obituary for Mary Dorothea Rose Leys from The Times of London, published on September 8, 1967: Miss Mary Leys, fellow and lecturer in history, and a former vice- principal of St. Anne's College, Oxford, died on...

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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.

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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

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.