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Your search for posts with tags containing Thomas Tusser found 14 posts

Shakespeare and the moon

Astronaut on the moon, 1969 It’s fifty years since the first moon landing in July 1969, and most people who were alive at the time must have memories of it. My father woke me up to watch Neil Armstrong become the first human ever to tread on the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Jul 2019

Seed Cake inspired by Thomas Tusser

This post presents the fourth and final recipe from a series of updated recipes that I developed for the Folger Shakespeare Library exhibition, First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas (on view Jan 19–Mar 31, 2019)....
From: Cooking in the Archives on 13 Mar 2019

Plough Monday and Distaff Day

January, from a mss at the British Library. Although Christmas is well past, it’s been only a week since many people got  back to normal, so attached are the English...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Jan 2018

Countdown Day 9: Rhyming Advice from Thomas Tusser

Today’s blog is by our volunteer Phil Tromans Thomas Tusser is remembered primarily for the phenomenally popular Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, a farming manual written mainly in rhyming couplets. We will have our 1620 edition of htis...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 Sep 2016

10 Surprising things we’ve learnt: Heritage Open Days preparation

Heritage Open Days is nearly here and we hope you will be able to join us on September 10th or 11th for our pop-up exhibition in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, here at the Shakespeare Centre.  This year we are looking at the theme of “Gardens and...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 24 Aug 2016

‘There’s Husbandry in Heaven’ Macbeth, Act 2 Scene 1

Written and researched in our archives by intern Elena Porter. ‘Husbandry’ is a term that developed from the word ‘husband’ to refer to the ordering and management of the household. It had several broader meanings in Shakespeare’s...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 10 May 2016

Winter stories at Charlecote

Charlecote Park in the snow December isn’t the coldest month of the year, but it’s the darkest, with days getting progressively shorter most of the month. Earlier this week I visited Charlecote Park, the stately home near Stratford-upon-Avon,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Dec 2015

Looking forward to spring and the art of the garden

A page from Ruralia Commoda The British love affair with gardening is well-known, and opening on 20 March and running until 11 October is an exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace called Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden. Building...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Mar 2015

Happy Christmas from the Shakespeare blog

Giving alms to the needy Many thanks to all of you who have been reading the Shakespeare blog during 2014! Over the past year I’ve written 145 posts, and have had nearly 135,000 visits to the site. I’ve also had many responses to posts and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 24 Dec 2014

Harvest time in Shakespeare’s England

A detail from Breughel’s The Hay Harvest For once the English summer hasn’t let us down and until the last few days we’ve enjoyed weeks of fine, warm weather. August is harvest-time. In The Tempest, Shakespeare writes of the “sunburnt...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Aug 2014

Juliet’s birthday: Shakespeare and Lammas-tide

Francesca Annis as Juliet and Marie Kean as the Nurse, Romeo and Juliet, RSC 1976 Lammas Day, 1 August, was an important day in the calendar, but for Shakespeare-lovers Lammas Eve, 31 July, is the more significant because it was the day of Juliet’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Jul 2013

Shakespeare’s blasts of January

When icicles hang by the wall And Dick the shepherd blows his nail And Tom bears logs into the hall And milk comes frozen home in pail, When blood is nipp’d and ways be foul, Then nightly sings the staring owl . Tu-whit; Tu-who, a merry note, While...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Jan 2013

Christmas puddings: a taste of tradition

A tudor banquet More than any other holiday time, Christmas has always been about food and drink. Thomas Tusser, an East Anglian farmer, wrote his verse calendar of the year Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, published in 1557 and still full of delight...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Dec 2012

Bad Verse and Country Matters …

One of Clark’s favoured books, something that he orders, borrows, swops, sell and even intends to print, is a sixteenth-century tract called A Hundred Points of Good Husbandry by a chap called Thomas Tusser. Clark mentions Tusser numerous times in his...
From: Finding Charles Clark on 21 Oct 2012

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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.