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The Dark Side of Victorian Policing

By Cassie Watson; posted 31 March 2022. Recent events have called unwelcome attention to the Metropolitan Police, whose approach to tackling police corruption has been found to be unfit for purpose, most notably in relation to the murder of Daniel...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 31 Mar 2022

Vitriol to Corrosive Fluid: ‘Acid’ Assault in the Twentieth Century

By Cassie Watson; posted 26 September 2021. Having recently examined the eighteenth-century origins of acid throwing, and some of its main nineteenth-century characteristics, this post considers the use of corrosive substances in twentieth-century...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 26 Sep 2021

Early Acid Throwing in the British Isles: The Insolence of Weavers

By Cassie Watson; posted 27 June 2021. Although acid throwing in the past was largely associated with motives of jealousy and revenge, it also played a historically significant role as a feature of nineteenth-century industrial protest. While this...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 27 Jun 2021

Coventry’s Act and Malicious Injury

By Cassie Watson; posted 29 September 2020. On Tuesday 20 December 1670 the House of Commons adjourned until the New Year, but MPs were unaware that one of their number had been singled out for special attention by members of the king’s household....
From: Legal History Miscellany on 29 Sep 2020

Acid Attacks in Nineteenth-Century Britain

By Cassie Watson; posted 13 September 2017. The recent spate of acid attacks in London has led to renewed political and media attention on an especially horrific form of assault designed to maim and humiliate by damaging or even destroying the victim’s...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 13 Sep 2017

Doom for Demembring: Assault in Scots Law

By Cassie Watson; posted 25 March 2017. In contrast to the extensive historiography on homicide, as yet we know comparatively little about severe non-fatal violence in Britain.[1] Since the vast majority of assaults and other acts of violence were not...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 25 Mar 2017

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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.