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Dante’s exile from Florence

Late-medieval Florence was riven by factional disputes based on support for or opposition to papal power. Dante Alighieri, for a brief time one of the city’s six governing officials, was part of the latter party. But after Charles of Valois entered...
From: Mathew Lyons on 24 Mar 2022

Diane de Poitiers: Big Stars on the Small Screen

Fans of sixteenth century France, rejoice! A new miniseries about Diane de Poitiers, the mistress of King Henri II, is currently under production for France 2. Filmed on location at the Château de Septmonts near Soissons and various châteaux of the...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 6 Oct 2021

Why Read Historical Fiction Set in Sixteenth Century France? Reason #3

Still looking for reasons to read or write historical fiction set in Renaissance France? Here's one sure to convince you.Reason #3: DRAMAThere's something about Renaissance dynasty dramas that strongly appeals to modern television audiences. From 2007-2010,...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 28 Sep 2020

Memorialls of Margaret de Valoys, trans. Robert Codrington (1664)

The Folger Library’s copy of The Memorialls of Margaret of Valois is a late edition of this popular book. First printed in 1641 in a translation by Robert Codrington, an Oxford scholar, the book was published thirteen times until 1664, sometimes...

The Death of Francois II of France

On 5 December 1560, King Francois II of France died at the age of sixteen years old in Orleans. His reign had lasted merely sixteen months, having succeeded his father, Henri II, on 10 July 1559. Francois' health had deteriorated rapidly in the autumn...
From: Conor Byrne on 5 Dec 2016

An early modern English manuscript translation of Marguerite de Valois’s ‘Discours docte et subtil’

RECIRC aims to produce a large-scale, quantitative analysis of how women’s texts and reputations gained traction in the early modern period. It addresses writers who were translated and read in English as well as women born and resident in Anglophone...
From: RECIRC on 26 Aug 2016

Queenship and Witchcraft: Joan of Navarre

In 1437, a week ago today, Queen Joan of Navarre died in London at the age of about sixty-six. Joan is one of the lesser known medieval queens of England and her controversial reputation is founded on the accusations of witchcraft that were levied against...
From: Conor Byrne on 17 Jun 2016

Interview: Sophie Perinot, author of MÉDICIS DAUGHTER

Today I welcome Sophie Perinot, whose novel MÉDICIS DAUGHTER has just been published by St. Martin's Press. The novel (which I reviewed yesterday) recounts the story of Marguerite, the Valois princess who comes of age during the turmoil of the...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 9 Dec 2015

Review: MÉDICIS DAUGHTER by Sophie Perinot

It’s about time! Time to give the Tudors some competition. Time to show that the history of sixteenth century France is just as, if not more, gripping than that of Henry’s and Elizabeth’s England. Time to bring to vivid life the historical...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 8 Dec 2015

"History Today"--April Issue On-line Highlights

I'm not sure how long these stories will be available for free online, but there are several that interest me today:A discussion of the last king of the House of Valois, Henri III, by the author of a new biography of the same:In the 19th century, Henry...

Elisabeth de Valois, Queen of Spain

Élisabeth de Valois, de la Cruz, 1605. Photo: Prado, Madrid. I love this portrait, it’s so stately and yet melancholy at the same time, isn’t it. Which I suppose is hardly surprising as the subject didn’t exactly have the most cheery...
From: Madame Guillotine on 2 Apr 2014

The Tomb of James V, King of Scots, and Magdalene of Valois Rediscovered in 1683

Holyrood Abbey © Graeme Smith and licensed for reuse. In January, 1683, the burial vault of James V, King of Scots, and his first Queen, aka. Madeleine of France, was rediscovered. Lord Fountainhall went to explore the vault…May we should?… ‘In...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Mar 2013

Winter King - the Dawn of Tudor England & Henry VII

I recently read Thomas Penn's highly acclaimed first historical study, Winter King: the Dawn of Tudor England (Penguin, 2011), a witty and compelling account of the reign of King Henry VII (1457-1509) from the middle years of his reign to its dark and...
From: Conor Byrne on 8 Mar 2013

The Agincourt Bride

I’ve been completely fascinated by Catherine de Valois ever since I was a very little girl and read my grandmother’s copy of Rosemary Hawley Jarman’s Crown in Candlelight, which was an occasionally unsuitably racy tale of a forgotten...
From: Madame Guillotine on 19 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.