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What’s happening with the Quinton series? Right, that’s a long story… Recently, e-book editions of the entire series, plus print-on-demand versions of the two most recent titles (The Rage of Fortune and The Devil Upon the...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 12 Mar 2018

The Before Shakespeare Guide to the Elizabethan East End

Summer 1567.  A feature piece for Elizabethan developers, house buyers, tourists, and those interested in keeping up with the latest cultural developments just outside of the City of London.  In this feature, we tell you why it might just...
From: Before Shakespeare on 14 Nov 2016

Highways and Byways of the Seventeenth Century: the Artist’s Daughter

Sir Anthony van Dyck is rightly regarded as one of the towering figures of European art. However, he had only one legitimate child, Justina, or Justiniana, and tragically, he died just days after his daughter was born, on 1 December 1641. She was baptised...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 2 Mar 2015


…is an idea suggested on Twitter, over the weekend, by Cambridge early modernist Liesbeth Corens - Now I want ‘Rhyme your PhD’ like ‘dance your PhD’. Could be part of our ‘creative conference presentations’, @historywomble...
From: historywomble on 5 Jan 2015

George Carpenter, Mealman of Wapping

A farthing token issued by George Carpenter – A mid-17th century grain dealer of Wapping, London. The above copper farthing token measures 15.6 mm in diameter and weighs 0.80 grams. It was most likely issued in the 1650s. The token was issued by...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 9 Jul 2014

Edward Fish at the sign of the Sun in Wapping

A farthing token issued in the name of the Edward Fish of Wapping The brass farthing token, pictured above, measures 15.9 mm and weighs 0.80 grams. It was issued by Edward Fish, a pewterer trading at or by the sign of the Sun in Wapping, Middlesex. The...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 25 Dec 2013

John March of the Swan in Ratcliff Cross

A farthing token issued in the name of the John March of the Swan in Ratcliff Cross in the parish of Stepney The above copper farthing token measures 16.0 mm and weighs 1.29 grams. It was issued by John March, a tradesman of Ratcliff Cross in the parish...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 20 Nov 2013

Thomas Railton in White Horse Street, Ratcliff

A farthing token issued in the name of the Thomas Railton of White Horse Street, Ratcliff in the parish of Stepney The above copper farthing token measures 15.3 mm and weighs 0.77 grams. It was issued by Thomas Railton, a baker living in the village of...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 15 Nov 2013

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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

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).

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For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

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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.