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King Richard III & the 17th Century

The humans remains found a few months ago buried in a car park in Leicester have today been confirmed as being those of King Richard III! King Richard the Third Richard III has had a very bad reputation for hundreds of years – often described as...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 4 Feb 2013

A new portrait of Katherine of Aragon

Novelist and writer, Elena Maria Vidal, links to a very interesting new development in the art history world. Lambeth Palace, the official residence of His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, has just confirmed the re-identification of the portrait shown...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 2 Feb 2013

Reading Accounts of Elizabethan Entertainments: Online and Open-Access

Next week I am lecturing on the music performed during the grand entertainments put on for Elizabeth I (1558-1603) when she travelled around the county on progress. Progresses included both royal entries into cities and visits to the estates of noblemen....
From: Early Modern English Music on 20 Jan 2013

Feminism and the Wives of Henry VIII?

As I have suggested in my articles thus far on Queen Katherine Howard, one of which will be published in Exeter University\'s The Historian in March 2013, gender is certainly a useful concept to employ when interpreting the lives of female figures....
From: Conor Byrne on 13 Jan 2013

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

Elizabeth I when a Princess, attributed to Scrotes, c1546. Photo: Royal Collection. Well, it looks like 2013 is going to be a bumper year of exhibitions for the historically obsessed – there’s the Mary, Queen of Scots one in Edinburgh, the...
From: Madame Guillotine on 2 Jan 2013

Maybe the Tudors aren’t all that bad…

Anne Boleyn, unknown artist, late sixteenth century. Photo: National Portrait Gallery, London. Despite posting here a couple of times about suffering Tudor Fatigue, I’ve actually been having a bit of a renaissance (ho ho, did you see what I did...
From: Madame Guillotine on 30 Dec 2012

New Katherine Howard biography

I am so excited to announce that it looks like I will be researching and writing a biography of arguably England\'s most tragic queen, Katherine Howard (c.1523/1524-1542). Readers may be aware that I have conducted research into aspects of her life before,...
From: Conor Byrne on 19 Dec 2012

Tired of the Tudors - Part Two

Back when I was little, I was all over the Tudors. I just couldn't get enough of them and would devour those little kiddy books on Tudor history and beg my mum to take me to castles that had anything and everything to do with Henry VIII. It even got to...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 11 Dec 2012

Tudor Portraiture - or the game of Guess the Sitter

Tudor portraiture is notorious in leading to frequently incorrect identifications of sitters who were almost certainly not the sitter actually painted. Yet portraiture is highly influential in our interpretations of these supposed sitters\' lives, careers,...
From: Conor Byrne on 1 Dec 2012

Taking a SHORT break from the Tudors

Regular, or even casual, readers will know that quite a bit of this blog is given over to discussion of the Tudors and sixteenth-century England. It's an endlessly fascinating era in human history and I've enjoyed, tremendously, sharing it  and discussing...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 29 Nov 2012

A new biography of Catherine Howard

I have had a few e-mails and messages from people asking me to review or comment on Professor David Loades' new book, Catherine Howard: The adulterous wife of Henry VIII. Professor Loades is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wales and...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 28 Nov 2012

17th November, 1558: The accession of Elizabeth I

Mary Tudor's five-year reign came to an end at about seven o'clock in the morning of 17th November, 1558. The Queen was forty-two years-old and she had just finished hearing morning Mass. She had been bedridden for some time and, after Mass, the Queen...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 18 Nov 2012

Ireland and the English Reformation

A few books on my reading list right now: I heard about this first book on the EWTN radio show from Ireland, Celtic Connections, and have it on order from Neumann Press:Ireland's Loyalty to the Mass by Father Augustine, O.M.Cap. “It is the Mass that...

Interview with Amy Licence

Read my interview with Mimi Moore on her interesting website "The Royal Firm":
From: his story, her story on 11 Nov 2012

Music and Authority in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

I was researching musical performances by Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) when I stumbled across John Davies’ poem, ‘To the Queen’ in the front of Roy Strong’s The Cult of Elizabeth (p.10).Davies’ poem characterises Elizabeth’s...
From: Early Modern English Music on 9 Nov 2012

Why do we care about Mary Boleyn?

Actress Scarlett Johansson as Mary Boleyn in the motion picture The Other Boleyn Girl. The late feminist activist Andrea Dworkin once remarked that for a woman to be "good" in our history books, she has to conform to the same criteria set...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 4 Nov 2012

Anne Boleyn's pregnancies: stress or sorrow?

Claire Ridgway, whose new book On This Day in Tudor History is out next month (very excited), gives her take on the debate about Anne Boleyn's pregnancies. What happened in 1534 and 1536 when Queen Anne allegedly miscarried? Were the pregnancies all that...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 20 Oct 2012

The King on Display ? It Remains to be Seen.

                  The Chiddingly Boar- Richard III's personal device, which helped archaeologists                                                    ...
From: his story, her story on 20 Oct 2012

Defending George Boleyn

A highly dramatized version of George Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl, played here by the excellent Jim Sturgess. Claire Ridgway and Clare Cherry take a fascinating point-by-point look at the reputation of Anne Boleyn's brother, Lord Rochford, and asks...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 15 Oct 2012

Digging up the Past

All good historians, especially those who focus on the pre-modern era, know that much of history is behind a closed door which we cannot crack.  But occasionally someone comes along, usually a nice archivist or archeologist, who opens it up for us. ...
From: streetsofsalem on 17 Sep 2012

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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.