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Your search for posts with tags containing Stratford Herald found 10 posts

Working on John Hall at The Shakespeare Centre.

By Oscar Lake Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes, 1633.   This following post was written by fifteen-year-old Oscar Lake, who was on a work experience placement with Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research. He was based in Library and Archives...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Aug 2017

Marie Corelli: Stratford-upon-Avon’s‘Fairy Queen’?

By Nick Birch Marie Corelli in her conservatory at Mason Croft (now the Shakespeare Institute). She lived there from 1901 until her death in 1924. Photo courtesy of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.   In 1899 Marie Corelli, with her companion Bertha...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 1 Aug 2017

Back to the Future Day and Time Travel in the Reading Room

It’s Back to the Future Day…The day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled to in the Delorean back in 1985 in the second film of the franchise. Watch this iconic film moment on The Telegraph site. So here we are in the future…There...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 21 Oct 2015

Sir Frank Benson and the town of Stratford-upon-Avon

Find out about actor and manager, Sir Frank Benson, and his relationship with the townsfolk of Stratford-upon-Avon. This series of blogs has been inspired by an exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’ –...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Jan 2015

“Let Slip the Dogs of War” (Julius Caesar, Act 3 Scene 1)

A look at the actual dogs of war. Were dogs used in war time situations? This series of blogs supports a new exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’ – The First World War, Shakespeare and Stratford....
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 Sep 2014

Warwickshire farmers are faced with the ‘new woman’ in 1916

 With conscription beginning in 1916, a shortage of male workers meant Warwickshire farmers had to consider other options, including hiring women. This series of blogs supports a new exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 2 Sep 2014

Going to War – extracts from Harry Fox’s diary

In his diary, Corporal Harry Fox describes the early days of the First World War, when soldiers were mobilising. This series of blogs supports a new exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’ – The First...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 5 Aug 2014

Life on the Homefront – Stratford in the dark

1916 saw attempts to encourage a ‘black-out’ on the streets of Stratford, following a zeppelin air ship bombing the Black Country. This series of blogs supports a new exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 2 Aug 2014

Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon in the summer of 1914

This series of blogs supports a new exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’ – The First World War, Shakespeare and Stratford. These blogs have been researched in our archive and written by our team...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 12 Jul 2014

Sonnets for Advent 14: Sonnet 53

Photo: commonswikimedia.orgMore shadows… This time ‘millions of strange shadows’, a phrase which always evokes for me the kind of dapply sunshine one encounters on an English country road in summer. Here it seems as though the poet is...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 14 Dec 2012

Notes on Post Tags Search

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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.