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Scotland’s “Most Armoured” Monument Found near Shotts #History #Scotland

This monument looks like an electricity substation, but there are good reasons for its formidable defences. It has been dynamited, yes, DYNAMITED, and destroyed twice. You can forget the statue to the Duke of Sutherland, what is possibly Scotland’s...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Apr 2020

Chalcedony Glass

17th century ribbed bottle,Brescia, Italy.In hopeful anticipation of flowers, the cusp of spring seems the appropriate time to celebrate Antonio Neri's most colorful creation; chalcedony glass.[1] Through his clever technique, the 17th century glassmaker...
From: Conciatore on 1 Apr 2020

March 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “We have neither Time nor Room for any Extracts.” Several advertisements ran at the bottom of the final column on the third page of the March 31, 1770, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Mar 2020

Did Birmingham artist Samuel Lines know murdered Mary Ashford?

Early in the morning of Tuesday 27 May 1817, a labourer came across a pair of boots, a bonnet and bundle of clothes near a stagnant pit of water just north of the village of Erdington near Birmingham. He surmised that someone had gone into the pit and...
From: Naomi Clifford on 30 Mar 2020

Never read once

I have a morning when what I have published is unwriting itself. I am working on a long-overdue article which should be a simple write-up of a plenary lecture given two years ago. In challenging myself, however, to think deeper and go further, I am realising...

The Burlington Magazine, March

The eighteenth century in The Burlington: The Burlington Magazine 162 (March 2020) — Drawings Luigi Valadier, Pyx, 1769–71, gilt silver, 22 × 11 cm, one of eighteen pieces of a pontifical mass service belonging to the cathedral of Portalegre,...
From: Enfilade on 30 Mar 2020

England 1642-1649. Sergey Petrov

The original is for sale. Guache 29.5cm. x 42 cm. See more of the artist's work here (mostly 18th and 19thc)
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 29 Mar 2020

“Cutting a plate of the late Murder”

On 26 Mar 1770, the Boston Gazette ran this advertisment: To be Sold by EDES and GILL(Price Eight Pence Lawful Money)A PRINT containing a Representationof the late horrid Massacre in King-Street. The same ad appeared that evening in the Fleet brothers’...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Mar 2020

Walking into mythology

How fluid is Icelandic place-lore; how do medieval narratives relate to modern folklore and local landscapes? These are just some of the questions Matthias Egeler explores in his new article (now live on the Cerae website). In this accompanying blog-post,...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 29 Mar 2020

Portrait of 18C American Woman by a Garden Fountain

;1763 John Singleton Copley (Colonial American artist, 1738-1815). Mary Turner (Mrs. Daniel Sargent).By the 18C in colonial America, artists sometimes portrayed women & girls, often the eligible daughters of the patrons commissioning the portraits,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 Mar 2020

Publication : Luxe intime. Essai sur notre lien aux objets précieu

Anne Perrin Khelissa, Luxe intime. Essai sur notre lien aux objets précieux, Paris, CTHS (Collection Format n° 83), 2020. ISBN 978-2-7355-0912-6. EAN 9782735509126. 128 p. | 12 x 18,5 cm | ill. | br. Un nouveau lien aux objets précieux...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 26 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave St John’s Town of Dalry #History #Scotland

Robert Stewart and John Grierson, St John’s Town of Dalry, Dalry parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1684. Shields: ‘The said Claverhouse coming to Galloway, in answer to the Viscount of Kenmures Letter, with a small party surprised Robert Stuart,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Mar 2020

18C American Women & Children

1726 John Watson (1685-1768). Thysje (Mrs James Henderson) with Margaret, Tessie and James II.1729 John Smibert (1688-1751). Mrs Francis Brinley & son Francis. The Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us that Deborah Lyde, Mrs. Francis Brinley...
From: 18th-century American Women on 26 Mar 2020

Corona Courses: My Top Ten Sources of Digital Content

So I have just finished converting my lecture courses into online formats: difficult to do midstream. A well-designed online course is a beautiful thing, but if a course is based on a more personal form of delivery and has to become virtual overnight...
From: streets of salem on 24 Mar 2020

“I then went up stairs into the lower west chamber”

As I described yesterday, in late March 1770 the Boston Whigs threw themselves behind Charles Bourgate’s story of shooters in the Customs House during the Boston Massacre.Though one of the most respected magistrates in Boston refused to proceed...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Mar 2020

1752 Portrait of a New York Girl by an Unknown Artist

Catherina Elmendorf 1752 Artist UnknownThe Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us that Catherina Elmendorf (b. 1747) was a daughter of Petrus Edmundus Elmendorf (1715–1765) & Mary Crooke (b. 1721) of Kingston, New York. The artist, who remains...
From: 18th-century American Women on 24 Mar 2020

Louisiana 18C - Race determined the Woma's place in the Social Hierarchy & even mandated Headwear

The tignon was the mandatory headwear for Creole women in Louisiana during the Spanish colonial period, and the style was adopted throughout the Caribbean island communities as well. This headdress was required by Louisiana laws in 1785. Called the...
From: 18th-century American Women on 23 Mar 2020

French drummers c1713

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721) Three Studies of a Military Drummer, ca. 1713
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 22 Mar 2020

18C American Women - Henrietta Johnston 1674-1729

1711 Henrietta Johnston (1674-1729) Henriette Charlotte de Chastaigner (Mrs Nathaniel Broughton) Early in the 18C, many of the portraits of Southern colonial gentle ladies were done by Henrietta Johnston (1675-1729). She was the first identified pastelist...
From: 18th-century American Women on 22 Mar 2020

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.