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A Family Feud and Parallel Petitioning to the Crown from Sixteenth-Century Devon

Laura Flannigan [This post explores the case of two feuding families who submitted a long series of judicial petitions against each other to a variety of different courts. It is written by Dr Laura Flannigan (@LFlannigan17), who is Lecturer in History...

The Penruddock Petitions: The Aftermath of a Royalist Revolt, 1655-166

Sarah-Jayne Ainsworth [This blogpost examines the petitions written by Wiltshire woman Arundell Penruddock and her family between 1655 and 1660. These are housed at the Wiltshire and Swindon Heritage Centre and demonstrate a concerted effort firstly to...

1620, the drapers of Shrewsbury and Oswestry seek to protect their trading privileges

The drapers of Shrewsbury and Oswestry. SP 14/112 f. 72 (1620) To the right honourable the lords and others of his majesties most honourable previe counsell: The humble peticion of the drapers of Shrewsbury and Oswestry. That whereas the peticioners have...

1619, the Commissioners of Sewers for Cambridgeshire and Ely against holding a meeting during the winter floods

The Commissioners of Sewers for Cambridge and Ely. SP 14/105 f. 72 (1619) To the right honourable the lordes and others of his majesties most honourable privie counsell. The humble petition of [the Commissioners] Humblie shewing your honourable good lordshipps,...

Claws for concern

Philipp Franz von Walther was an eminent German surgeon highly regarded for his expertise in ophthalmology and as a pioneer in plastic surgery. While serving as professor at the University of Bonn he was also the co-editor of an influential periodical,...
From: Thomas Morris on 31 Dec 2018

The viper’s kiss

The year is 1840, and The Lancet brings us this snippet of medical news from Germany: A man who, from his youth, had been accustomed to catch and tame vipers, brought two, on the 24th March, to a shopkeeper. While playing with one of the animals, he put...
From: Thomas Morris on 13 Oct 2018

William Harvey at the Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians in London, which celebrates its 500th anniversary later this year, is currently staging a small exhibition devoted to one of its most celebrated former Fellows. William Harvey was a prominent member of the College in the...
From: Thomas Morris on 17 Feb 2018

Cured by a collision

Serious rail accidents have become such rare events that it’s easy to forget just how dangerous the railways were in Victorian Britain. Between 1840 and 1900 there was not a single year without a death on the rail network. In 1873 alone there were...
From: Thomas Morris on 13 Oct 2017

Rudolph Ackermann, I am an Immigrant

Originally posted on the ‘I am an Immigrant‘ Poster Campaign website, hosted by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI). My Story: We must thank a German immigrant named Rudolph Ackermann for leaving us with one of our greatest...
From: Migrant Histories on 9 Oct 2017

Going for a dance

In 1871 a coroner from the city of St Louis, Dr G. F. Dudley, sent a short paper entitled ‘Interesting Cases’ to the Medical Archives. They were all drawn from inquests over which he had presided, and they certainly are interesting –...
From: Thomas Morris on 24 Aug 2017

The lawn-tennis elbow

It has been a bad week for injuries at Wimbledon, with two of the favourites for the men’s title exiting the tournament with obvious signs of physical wear and tear. Yesterday the defending champion Andy Murray hobbled out in five sets, obviously...
From: Thomas Morris on 13 Jul 2017

The Month That Urban Middlesex Had No Vagrants

Figure 1: The Boundaries of Westminster, Middlesex, the City of London, and Southwark.[1]In the late eighteenth century, ‘London’ meant many things. Technically, ‘London’ was the ‘City of London’, the dark blue area...
From: Migrant Histories on 29 Nov 2016

The exploding scrotum

In February 1793 a small British expeditionary force under the command of the Duke of York landed at Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands. They were part of an international coalition whose aim was to invade and occupy Revolutionary France. Known as the...
From: Thomas Morris on 23 Nov 2016

Champagne ad libitum

Morning sickness is a common affliction which affects the majority of pregnant women. A few suffer a far more debilitating form known as hyperemesis gravidarum, in which vomiting is so severe that dehydration and weight loss can occur. The Duchess of...
From: Thomas Morris on 3 May 2016

Cured by a lightning bolt

On April 16th 1828 a ship called the New York sailed from its eponymous home port destined for Liverpool. She carried a full complement of passengers and cargo and – as reported in the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal shortly afterwards, on the morning...
From: Thomas Morris on 7 Mar 2016

Technical difficulties with some websites

Technical difficulties with some websites The Bodleian Library is currently experiencing some technical difficulties with some blogs and exhibition websites. We are working to resolve the issue and hope to have services back up soon. We apologise for...
From: The Conveyor on 12 Feb 2016

A beetle in the bladder

Insects and spiders colonising the human body were a regular feature of medical journal articles in the 19th century.  For instance, there’s the woman with spiders in her eyes, and the remarkable case of the boy who appeared to have a millipede...
From: Thomas Morris on 16 Dec 2015

Power Outage @ Osney 12pm Friday 15th – Monday 18th May

Power Outage @ Osney 12pm Friday 15th – 12pm Monday 18th May We have been informed that there will be a scheduled power outage at the Osney building this coming weekend. As a result, we will be shutting down all hardware, servers and services that...
From: The Conveyor on 12 May 2015

About us

BDLSS (Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services) is a department facilitating the Bodleian Library’s digital portfolio. This includes building bespoke services, maintaining and ensuring digital collections are available, assisting Research...
From: The Conveyor on 12 May 2015

Award of the Gordon Duff Prize

Micha Lazarus (left) with Richard Ovenden, Deputy Librarian, Bodleian Libraries, and Director of the Centre for the Study of the Book Micha Lazarus (St. John’s) was awarded the Gordon Duff Prize for his essay, ‘Chaekus habet: the circulation of Aristotle’s...
From: The Conveyor on 22 Jan 2013

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.