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Mister Spectator’s Coffeehouse Club

By Stephen Basdeo On 1 March 1711 a new periodical appeared entitled The Spectator, written and edited by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele. Addison and Steele were aristocrats who in their periodicals wished to comment upon the habits, follies,...

January 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Stop the Felons!” Although colonial newspapers carried stories about a variety of events, much of the crime reporting appeared among the advertisements.  Rather...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jan 2021

Covenanter Grave Lesmahagow #History #Scotland

David Steel, Lesmahagow, Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire. Died 1686. Shields in 1690: ‘Liev. Crichton, now prisoner in Edinburgh, did most barbarously after Quarters, shoot David Steel, in the parish of Lesmahago, Decem: 1686.’ (A Short Memorial,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 May 2020

Poking Fun at Rebels

By Stephen Basdeo In 1715 the newly-united Kingdom of Great Britain had a new monarch: George I of Hanover. He had inherited the throne the year before because Queen Anne’s closest Protestant relation (there were about 50 other people in line to...

A Tradition of the Covenanter in Turnhigh, near Whitburn #History #Scotland

In his book Melodies and Memories: with a history of the Blacks of Briech Water (1909), John Black refers to a classic traditional story of a Covenanter being saved from a sword thrust by his Bible. He begins it with Helen Steel in Turnhigh, who was married...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Apr 2020

December 7

“EQUAL, if not SUPERIOR, to any imported from ENGLAND. Witness our Hands.” When colonists adopted nonimportation agreements to protest duties imposed on imported paper, glass, lead, paint, and tea by the Townshend Acts, many also advocated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Dec 2019

“If they must have a British Worthy, they would have Robin Hood”

By Stephen Basdeo This post originally appeared on the IARHS website Amongst the great writers of eighteenth-century literature, the names of two men stand out: Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729) and Joseph Addison (1672-1719). These two quintessentially...

An Archive about Commemorating Bunker Hill

The Raab Collection is offering for sale an archive of documents collected by the Bunker-Hill Memorial Association as it built the monument in Charlestown and commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill.The Raab Collection webpage...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 Jun 2019

Steel Traps & a Brief History of their use. PDF Link. thanks to MedicineMaker for this link.Keith.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Dec 2018

More on Fire Steels.

Photos By Swampfox.Many thanks Swampfox.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Dec 2018

More on Fire Bags or Flint & Steel Pouches.

Cheyenne fire bag.Eskimo fire bag.18th century Finnish fire pouch.18th century Finnish fire pouch.19th century Finnish fire pouch.Undated Finnish fire pouch. 
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Sep 2018

Tom Weston of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Alas! Poor Tom has tumbled off the perch, And left his gay Thalia in the lurch; Once high he stood upon the comic pinnacle, But when he slipp’d fell – Scrub – Sneak – Last – and Binnacle (Epitaph to Tom Weston) Thomas Weston...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 Sep 2017

The Art of Metals

Fig. 1: Antonio Neri, "Ars Preparatio Metallor[um]" in Tesoro del Mondo, f. 8r. Recently we examined another of a set of four illustrations drawn by priest Antonio Neri in a manuscript started in 1598.[1] They show various "arts" being practiced...
From: Conciatore on 13 Sep 2017

The Mystery of the Covenanters’ Panbreck Convention Site #History #Scotland

Panbreck was the site of the secretive United Societies’ thirteenth convention on 20 March, 1684. Where was this treasonable meeting held? … Panbreck Hill Faithful Contendings Displayed only gave a placename for the convention site: ‘[The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Aug 2017

18th Century Period Fire Lighting Methods. Ebook.

Authors, historical, living history, authenticity, flint and steel, burning glass, reading glass, fire-bow, Mountain men, woodsmen, woodsrunners, books, reading, experimental archaeology, plant tinder, fungi tinder, tinderbox, fire lighting, 18th century,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Jun 2017

18th Century Brass Tinderbox with Burn Marks Inside.

This is claimed to be an original 18th century brass tinderbox. Note the burn marks on the inside of the lid, suggesting that this tinderbox was indeed used for snuffing out smouldering tinder. This indicates that this item was used for preparing tinder...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Jun 2017

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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.